Michael Lambert, Chief Executive of the Three Cities Group, attended the University of Natal where he obtained a law degree as well as Honours in Labour Relations.
He served three years at Engen where he was put in a fast track management development programme before he resigned to pursue a passion of his – hospitality.
He purchased his first restaurant at the age of 24 and went on to own a chain of franchised restaurants and beverage outlets.
In addition, he founded an IT company which he sold two years later with 17 branches established after web enabling 2 500 South African companies.
Michael joined the Three Cities Group in 2003 after they, as part of a consortium were awarded the contract for the R1,2 billion UShaka Marine World, responsible for opening one of the largest Marine and Entertainment destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, as C.O.O.
In 2006 Michael joined the Three Cities Investments as a Director of the Company and head of Development for the Hotel Division. In 2008 Michael was promoted to COO of the Group and then CEO in 2010.