Introducing Thomas Lerch

We are very pleased to welcome Thomas Lerch to the Sumba Hospitality Foundation management team.  He has joined our team as Deputy Director of the foundation and will be assisting in the development of all curriculum for the Sumba Hotel School.  He is from Berlin, Germany and has been living in Dubai with his wife, Wendy.  Thomas has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working for 5 star resorts all over the world.


After realizing training was his passion, Thomas spent a year teaching Front Office, English, and Tourism at Don Bosco Hotel School in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.  He has recently joined Lauren and Malcolm in taking Bahasa Indonesia classes at Alam Bahasa in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  We are very excited to have Thomas on board as his attitude and experience make him a perfect fit for the team.


“I like to inspire people to give their best” – Thomas Lerch