Dr. Ralf Burbach is Head of Hospitality Management, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Technological University Dublin, Ireland. He has been working in academia since 2001. Prior to his academic career, he worked for thirteen years in managerial positions in the hospitality industry in Germany, Ireland and the UK.
He has published several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and an edited book in the field of Global Talent Management. He is President of the International Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education and past President of its European Federation. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a member of the Irish Hospitality Institute. He also serves on the Hospitality Careers Oversight Group in Ireland, a body set up by the Irish Government to promote careers in tourism and hospitality.