EHL Hospitality Business School and IDeaS award scholarships in honor of Fabian Specht
LONDON—May 4, 2022— IDeaS, a SAS company, the world’s leading provider of
hospitality revenue management software and services, announced today the
winners of the Fabian Specht Future Revenue Innovator Scholarship. The
scholarships have been awarded to two international EHL students pursuing a
hospitality management education including Léa Ebzant and Arina Syrdybayeva.
In addition to her studies, Ms. Ebzant works and has two contracts as a student
ambassador and student assistant at EHL in food and beverage, banqueting, and
others. She also works in temporary jobs for hotels such as Beau Rivage, Lausanne
Palace, and smaller restaurants.
Ms. Syrdybayeva currently has two part-time jobs, one as a business development
intern, working remotely in Hilton Astana, and as a marketing assistant for a
security company. She is also an EHL Alliance ambassador in the revenue
management company HotelPartners.
IDeaS committed €18,000 to be awarded annually beginning with the 2022-23
academic year. EHL is the world-leading hospitality management university
according to QS Rankings, with campuses in Switzerland and Singapore. The
scholarships are awarded to students seeking EHL’s Bachelor of Science in
International Hospitality Management.
Ms. Ebzant said: “It is an honor for me to receive the Fabian Specht Scholarship. I
would like to thank IDeaS and EHL for selecting me as one of its recipients and for
supporting me in my education as well as in my future in hospitality.”
Ms. Syrdybayeva said: “Thanks for this high honour. It means very much to me
to be awarded Fabien Specht Future Revenue Innovator Scholarship. I’m very
happy and through my education and this scholarship award, I will continue to
study and work hard to fulfill my future aspirations and hope to become a
successful hospitality leader.”
Dr. Ravi Mehrotra, president, founder, and chief scientist, IDeaS, said:
“Fabian’s passing had a great impact on our industry, and he is greatly missed.
While the pandemic forced a delay in awarding the scholarships, we are very glad
to see they have been given to these two eager students. I’m certain Fabian would
be proud to know that his legacy lives on, through these young ladies and through
future hospitality students.”
About the scholarship: The scholarship was created in memory of EMEA-area vice
president of IDeaS Fabian Specht who passed away unexpectedly in December
2019. A passionate and visionary industry leader, Specht was a returning lecturer
at EHL, seeking to educate and inspire the next generation of hospitality revenue
leaders. The Fabian Specht Future Revenue Innovator Scholarship honors Specht’s
memory and legacy of lifelong service to the hospitality industry.
Visit ideas.com/about/scholarship for more details on its scholarship programs.
IDeaS, a SAS company, is the world’s leading provider of revenue management
software and services. With more than 30 years of expertise, IDeaS delivers
revenue science to more than 18,000 clients in 145 countries. Combining industry
knowledge with innovative, data-analytics technology, IDeaS creates sophisticated
yet simple ways to empower revenue leaders with precise, automated decisions
they can trust. Results delivered. Revenue transformed. Discover greater
profitability at ideas.com.
EHL Group is the global reference in education, innovation and consulting for the
hospitality and services sector. With expertise dating back to 1893, EHL now offers
leading educational programs ranging from apprenticeships to master’s degrees, as
well as professional and executive education, on three campuses in Switzerland and
Singapore. EHL also provides consulting and certification services to companies and
learning centers around the world. True to its values and committed to building a
sustainable world, EHL is committed to providing education, services and working
environments that are people-centered and open to the world. www.ehlgroup.com