A Turkish native, Dr. Gulen Hashmi is an award-winning scholar-practitioner with more than twenty-four years of experience in various supervisory and managerial positions in the hospitality industry. She is a holder of the Socrates “Best Manager of the Year 2016” award from Europe Business Assembly, UK. She holds an EMBA from Sabanci University, Turkey; a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Governance from the University of Essex, UK; and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Business School Lausanne, Switzerland. Her doctoral specialization lies in the area of hotel sustainability strategies, organizational transformation and action research (AR) methodologies. Her articles and book chapters, which have been published by noteworthy British and American publishers, are on systemic collaborative challenges of our time, such as collaboration for sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), societal and corporate wellbeing and sustainable luxury management. Dr. Hashmi considers herself an enthusiast for projects that lie on the nexus between practice and theory: she has led a “Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in the Hotel Industry” sustainability-training project for an international NGO in Geneva, Switzerland; and a mentoring project for a luxury hotel in London, to name a few.