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Deepak Ohri
Anna Pietraszek
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Deepak Ohri 

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Chief Happiness Officer

lebua Hotels & Resorts

Bangkok, Thailand 


Luxury Atelier Maison Happiness (LAMH)

Executive in Residence

in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Chairman Executive Board

Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

Board Member


College of Business

Florida International University

Miami, Unites States  

Board Member

The Happiness Foundation

Anna Pietraszek 

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Department of Marketing and Logistics

Director of Global Operations and Recruitment 

Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Pino Entrepreneurship Center

College of Business

Florida International University 

Miami, United States 

Deepak Ohri, founder and CEO of lebua Hotels and Resorts, is well-known worldwide as an award-winning entrepreneur who has transformed the luxury hospitality landscape globally. Mr.Ohri is a visionary who has elevated experiential luxury hospitality. He was the first to create the world's highest rooftop restaurant that has earned two 2 Michelin stars and the first to develop the concept of a vertical destination. Additionally, under Mr.Ohri’s leadership, Lebua is the first hotel in the world who has won the best service award by Michelin’s guide. Mr.Ohri became an overnight sensation when he organized “The Million Bath Dinner” that brought several Michelin star chefs who prepared dishes for global jet setters. A celebrated speaker on luxury and strategy, Mr.Ohri was invited to participate in the prestigious Forbes Global CEO conference both in 2008 and 2009. He has been a guest speaker at many events including the Cityscape Asia Conference in Singapore, the Worldwide TRI*M Conference organized by TNS in New York, The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Los Angeles, Emerging Markets Conference (REFEM) in New York, the WTTC 9th Global Travel and Tourism Summit in Brazil, Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Switzerland, World Travel and Tourism Council in Japan and Macau and the Tourism Forum in China, among others.


As a recognized expert in leadership and luxury hospitality, Mr.Ohri has lectured at leading business management schools, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) & ISB Hyderabad, INSEAD, and Harvard Business School. He has also co-created and helped pioneer the first MBA course in luxury management and marketing for the Graduate School of Business at Florida International University. 

Anna Pietraszek Ph.D. is a full-time faculty in the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the College of Business at Florida International University in Miami, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses being the combination of marketing concepts, social media strategies, effective listening tactics, market segmentation, effective sales skills combined with the professional development and personal brand image necessary for students to excel in their professional and career goals. Her passion for digital marketing and marketing communication extends to both her academic and practitioner work.  In 2016 Anna was appointed a Director for Asia-Pacific Programs for the College of Business. She was responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships between the College of Business and academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2018, Anna serves as a Director for Global Recruitment and Operations for the College.  In August of 2021, Anna became a Faculty Director for a newly created program Professional MBA in Sports Management in collaboration with the Real Madrid Graduate School. 


Prior to joining FIU, Anna oversaw public relations and advertising for the Tourism Board of Poland, based in New York City. Anna also worked as an executive producer for a media production company and was responsible for the content development of various TV shows, including weekly segments broadcasted on major media outlets in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. 


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