Meet the management team

Yahya – President

Over 15 Years of Executive Experience

Proud of international experience, Yahya mastered the art of Hospitality Management in Dubai for the very prestigious Park Hyatt, in Florida for the unique Intercontinental Hotel, and in Thailand, the pearl of Asia, for the very famous Sofitel Silom, to name just a few.

He has been selected amongst hundreds of candidates to sit on the Customer Advisory Board, and an honorary Faculty Member of The American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI)

Mark Bembenek – Academic Director

+ 15 Years in Higher Educational

Mark also brings significant business experience gained through international and publicly traded companies, such as International Impulse and Canlan, as well as operating his own consulting company.

Abbas Ghanbari – Academic Coordinator

Teaching ESL since 1999

With hands-on rooms division and Corporate Training experience of over 25 years gained around the world and have worked for industry-leading brands like IHG, Millennium Copthorne Hotels, Cola Holding, Marriott Int’l., and PH-Hotels.

Mary Karimi – Academic & Administration Director

In education for 20+ years

She is an outstanding professional and has had leadership positions in many educational institutions in BC. She believes that successful students are strong individuals with big dreams

Martin – CRS Program Coordinator

Over 20 Years of Executive Experience

Business owner, and a true passion for teaching, Martin Press inspires students, motivates students and guides them to unlock their true potential. As a certified public speaker, Martin knows better than no one how to get students to step out of their comfort zone and reach higher goals. He has the perfect combination of executive experience as well as a prestigious academic background.

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