Sommet Education Enters India With Majority Stake Acquisition in Indian School of Hospitality

Sommet Education, together with Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), announced that Sommet Education has acquired a strategic stake in ISH, founded by hospitality veteran Dilip Puri and key partners.

With this, Sommet Education supports the development of its two prestigious institutions to India: École Ducasse, worldwide education reference in culinary and pastry arts, and Les Roches, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools.

Sommet Education CEO Benoît-Etienne Domenget commented: “Sommet Education is shaping and growing the leading worldwide network of hospitality and culinary education. This leads us to be present in countries where growth in hospitality and related sectors form a major part of the economic dynamic. We are happy to partner with ISH by providing Indian students, within the country, with globally renowned standards of hospitality, culinary and management education.”

The growth in hospitality and services sector requires future leaders who will be ready to take on global opportunities in India and abroad. Indian School of Hospitality operates one of the country’s finest campus in Gurugram (Delhi NCR) and is considered the school of reference for hospitality management and culinary arts by industry and affiliating partners. It offers degree as well as diploma and certificate programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level. ISH will be able to further strengthen its portfolio of programs with opportunities for students to study semesters abroad, start their studies in India and finish them in another institution of the network, and join new programs including an MBA at Les Roches, Switzerland.

Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO of ISH commented: “Our philosophy has always been to provide students with an exceptional quality of education through an international curriculum and pedagogy, world-class technology and infrastructure as well as renowned academic and research faculty. Partnering with Sommet Education will enable us to strengthen our offerings, expand our presence pan India and in neighbouring countries, and be part of Sommet’s prestigious network of 18 campuses across 8 countries, and 60,000 influential alumni. We will also be able to further support industry demand for hospitality leaders by bringing two of the world’s best brands in hospitality management and culinary education to India.”