Emanuel Douglas Donhauser

Executive Academic Director
SHMS, Swiss Hotel Management School
IHTTI, School of Hotel Management
HIM, Hotel Institute Montreux

After five years of gathering work experience in First Class hotels in Germany, Switzerland, and England as an EU-certified ‘restaurant specialist’, followed by four years of linguistic degree studies, Mr. Donhauser gained more than six years of top level management experience in educational institutions in Germany, France, and Switzerland. His positions ranging from National to International Marketing Manager in Germany and France, all the way to General Manager of a total of 12 schools in Switzerland.

In August 2003, Mr. Donhauser took on the role of Academic Dean at SHMS, Swiss Hotel Management School. Since then, SHMS has successfully undergone a number of re-accreditation visits by UDB, their partner university in the UK, by ASEH, the Swiss Hotel School Association, and other accrediting authorities.

Mr. Donhauser has been teaching the capstone module Management Projects as well as Intercultural Communication for several terms, and been a regular guest lecturer in school and industry for Human Resources, Marketing, and Sales Management. Honored with the Leadership Award during the AH&LA Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) certification workshop in August 2006, Mr. Donhauser was appointed Academic Director for the SHMS ‘Caux Palace’ Campus.

In April 2008, Swiss Education Group (SEG) appointed Mr. Donhauser as Executive Director, Academic. In this role he oversees all SEG schools in Switzerland: the SHMS campuses in Caux and Leysin, HIM in Montreux, and IHTTI in Neuchatel.