Dr James Mabey - Senior Vice President, Jumeirah Group
Dr. James Mabey is Associate Professor of Hotel Development and Strategy in The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM). He is also the Senior Vice President of Development – Asia Pacific, for Jumeirah Group. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences and events and the author of multiple published articles and studies on hotel development. He is also a guest lecturer at universities throughout Asia Pacific including institutions in Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. As Senior Vice President of Development – Asia Pacific, for Jumeirah Group, James is responsible for the company’s growth and development across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Jumeirah Group, he held key management positions throughout the region including Country Manager of International Resort Development Group in Beijing, Director of Business Development of Jumeirah Private Island in Thailand, Economic and Tourism Management Advisor to the Thailand Government, and Senior Director of Development for Marco Polo Hotels, based in Hong Kong. James is a native of the US and has lived in Asia for more than 15 years and has over a decade of business consulting and real-estate development experience in the region. He has lived and worked in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore and has worked on hotel development projects in Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.