Alan Hepburn, Managing Partner, Asia Advisory Board Architects & CEO, The Hepburn Group

Alan Hepburn, Managing Partner, Asia Advisory Board Architects & CEO, The Hepburn Group

He is a professional hotelier with experience all over Asia. He is from the Westminster Hotel School and had worked with hotel chains like Mandarin and Ritz Carlton. Mr. Hepburn is the CEO of Kids Edutainment and the Managing Partner of Advisory Board Architects. He is also a member of YPO and currently the Region Chair of Southeast Asia in YPO. 

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He is a professional hotelier with experience all over Asia. He is from the Westminster Hotel School and had worked with hotel chains like Mandarin and Ritz Carlton. Mr. Hepburn is the CEO of Kids Edutainment and the Managing Partner of Advisory Board Architects. He is also a member of YPO and currently the Region Chair of Southeast Asia in YPO. 

Having started his career with Chemical Engineering, Mr. Hepburn took up a junior water job in London to explore the hotel industry. Ever since he’s served and excelled in the hotel business! Starting with the most basic jobs of waitering and cutlery cleaning, Mr. Hepburn got his big break when he got a call from Hong Kong with respect to a job at the Mandarin! He then continued working for 13 years in different branches of The Mandarin, throughout Asia. After working long enough in the hotel industry, Mr. Hepburn grabbed an exciting opportunity in 2001 and started the first Luxury Lifestyle company in China! 

He spoke in detail about his venture- Advisory Board Architects. They discussed the importance of advisory boards and its relation with business. 

Mr. Garg and Mr. Hepburn also discussed in detail the working environment of China. And why China is the hub of startup businesses. Mr. Hepburn talked about being welcomed warmly in the country and feeling extremely secure and safe. He has spent all of his adult life in the country and deems it to be extremely considerate of foreigners. Having achieved many things in diverse fields, Mr. Hepburn’s story is one of a kind! 

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