Jojean Porte Ebba – 1999 Graduate
Human Resources Manager
Five Star Hotel – The Connaught in London

I am one of those  fortunate individuals who was given the opportunity to study in Punlaan School where  my hospitality knowledge and experience  all started.  It is where I developed my self-esteem and motivation to pursue my career. 

After  graduation, I was given a fantastic opportunity  to join Sofitel Hotel grand Boulevard  Manila in the Food and Beverage  Department for one year. I moved  to Mabini Mansion Hotel and worked in the Front Office Department for 2 years.  The break came when my Training Officer invited me to be part of the pre-opening team of the Kanuhura  Hotel Maldives, a five-star luxury hotel.  It was not easy in the beginning and I have experienced challenging  situations from being homesick to adapting a multi-cultural environment.  However, I told myself that if  I want to succeed and reach my goal then I must persevere and learn to develop my skills and knowledge.  I requested for unpaid cross training outside my working hours in the Human Resources and Training Department  as I thought I could perhaps be a trainer one day.   This hard work paid off as I became a Human Resources Officer of the Hotel. This was  the beginning of  my  enjoyable and rewarding  Human Resources Career in the Hospitality Industry from Maldives, to  Seychelles  and now in London.  I am currently  working as Human Resources Manager in one of the most iconic Five Star Hotel – The Connaught in London.