Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

Prof. Dr. Willy Legrand

| IUBH Campus Studies, Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management

Dr. Willy Legrand is Professor of Hospitality Management at the IUBH International University of Applied Sciences in Bad Honnef – Bonn, Germany since 2003. He combines undergraduate studies in Geography and Hospitality Management followed by a Master in Business administration (MBA) with a specialization in Corporate Environmental Management. He obtained his PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Prof. Legrand holds undergraduate and graduate courses on sustainable development and business management, sustainable hospitality and tourism in Germany but also as a visiting professor at universities in China, Dubai, France, India, Peru and the United States. Prof. Dr. Legrand is the lead author of Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations, a leading textbook on sustainability principles, strategy and operations in hospitality now in its 3rd edition.

Prof. Legrand is the Guest Chief Editor of the Hotel Yearbook Sustainable Hospitality 2018 and 2020 Special Editions. Both editions are free-of-charge, downloadable publications featuring industry leaders, academic researchers and consultants sharing their views on a variety of key topics on sustainability in hospitality. He recently launched the HospitalityNet World Panel on Sustainability in Hospitality. Since sustainability covers a wide range of topics, this panel is supported by more than 50 experts across many fields, including food, energy, water, waste, facilities, communication, social, and strategy. The aim is to get sustainability anchored more than ever into the hospitality conversation and decision-making.