Lee Sheridan, a British national, is a tourism expert with 20+ years of experience in Laos and the Mekong region. During this time Lee has managed some of the leading tour operators in the region, started, managed and sold his own online travel company, worked as a consultant in tourism development and is currently employed as a technical expert for the Skills for Tourism Project which is facilitating the training of students, teachers, employees and businesses to raise the standards across the tourism and hospitality sector in Laos.
In this role, and working closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lee has been behind initiatives such as the Lao Thaio Lao tourism marketing campaign, the Hosts of Laos campaign improving the reputation of tourism training and career opportunities in the hospitality sector, and the recently launched LaoSafe programme – a health and hygiene programme to improve operational standards within hotels and restaurants and prepare the country for a re-opening of the borders. Lee’s passion for tourism includes a personal website www.love-laos.com to inspire more people to visit Laos.
Lee is a passionate sportsman and has played for the Lao national rugby team winning 15 international caps between 2006-2011. While still playing rugby today with the local Vientiane Buffalos team, he is also a keen cyclist with Team Dai.
Within the BBGL, Lee chairs the Business Enquiries sub-committee, and supports both the CSR and Communication sub-committees.