Jean-Marc is a Haitian born Sri Lankan who has worked with the governments of Sri Lanka, Saint Lucia, Haiti and Antigua and Barbuda. He has also done project work for India, the state of Kerala and Gibraltar. Whilst his core responsibility is destination marketing, he has had to react to and re-market after major disasters and crisis – namely the Asia tsunami, the Haiti earthquake, and acts of terrorism. Jean-Marc has a had the fortune to work in the private sector also with in hotels, DMC’s, a MICE specialists, and a website development company so he understands the challenges from different perspectives.
He has travelled to over 50 cities and 30 countries, and has been a board member of the Institute of Hospitality London Chapter (former HCIMA), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) London chapter, CTO UK and the former Deputy Chair of the Association of National Tourist Office Representatives (ANTOR).
Keeping his knowledge relevant and up to date is important to Jean-Marc. This is why he maintains a close working relationship with both the University of Surrey and Bournemouth University tourism departments, and he completed a six month Google digital marketing and leadership course in July 2017. He holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepure University in Sri Lanka.
Jean-Marc is married and has two boys aged 6 and 9 years.