“Passion is essential to working in the hotel industry”
Ruben Leme’s interest in the hotel industry started with food. Ever since he was little he always liked venturing into his mother's kitchen to prepare recipes, so that one day he could be a chef. Time passed and his first professional experiences led him down a different path. Today he is certain he made the right choice.
The General Manager of L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo studied hospitality in the city São Paulo and later got an MBA in strategic management and business economy. He began aged 21 with a keen interest in food and drink, but one of his first professional experiences at the Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa in the reservations department led to a quick change of direction into the commercial department.
Despite having put his chef’s career to one side, he still pursues it as a hobby when entertaining friends at home. He also takes advantage of his free time to travel, one of his other passions, to take care of his orchids or to read a good book.