International Director of the Michelin Guides
Born in New York City, Michael L. Ellis has always been a food enthusiast. After graduating from Johns-Hopkins University, Washington DC with a Master of Advanced International Studies, Michael L. Ellis attended INSEAD business school where he earned an MBA in 1987.
His entire management career has since been internationally focused: he worked as the Director of the Beverage Division for the Southern Europe region at Ball Packaging Europe from 1997 to 2007, and as Director of the Food Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Mead Packaging Europe from 1988 to 1995.
Since 2007, Michael L. Ellis has been the Vice President for Marketing and Sales for Michelin’s Two Wheel Tire Division and in August 2011, he was appointed International Director of the Michelin Guides. He speaks English and French, and is also fluent in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Leung’s outlandish personality and flair has made him a sought-after guest at food events and culinary conferences across the world. He has become a familiar face on TV as a judge on Masterchef Canada and, in Asia, the host of The Maverick Chef and Wok Stars. He also starred in the Korean food and travel programmes, Seoul Extreme and Seoul Refined.
Vice President of Food & Beverage,
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As a Chef Proprietor Lam loves engaging with the community that has embraced him and the city that he now calls home. “I always try to impress on my team the importance of putting thoughtfulness and care into everything we do,” he says, “It’s our job to make sure that each guest experience is a unique and memorable one.”