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GRI Global Committee: Sustainable Hospitality Chapter

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THE CONCEPT
   
GLOBAL 
COMMITTEES

GRI Club's Global Committees set the professional standard for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing in order to identify new trends, capitalise on growth opportunities, and aid deal flow discovery worldwide.

Curated purely by members, spanning 80+ countries, and across all asset classes, this global committee meets every month via video calling to share the current sentiment, investment appetite, and debate where the market is going.

The eMeetings will take place every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 15:00 London time.

Tuesday, 17th August
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
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Tuesday, 21st September
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
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Tuesday, 19th October
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)
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Tuesday, 16th November
15:00 - 16:00 | Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+0)
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Adrian Flueck
Adrian Flueck
Director of Hotel Asset Management
Invesco Real Estate
Adrian Flueck
http://www.invescorealestate.de
Frankfurt am Main | Germany
Over the years, we’ve grown to become one of the largest¹ and best regarded investment managers in the UK. Key to our success has been a relentless commitment to investment excellence and our focus on helping investors achieve their investment goals. It’s an approach that’s led to an ever-widening range of investment styles, asset classes, geographies and products, with a level of service designed to deliver a superior investment experience. While we are proud of the accolades and plaudits our Henley investment teams have received, what drives us forward is a determination to deliver our best investment ideas to our clients over the long term. And as part of Invesco Ltd we have the strength in depth and resources necessary to perform, with investment professionals located in 25 countries and more than 8,000 employees worldwide, all focused on delivering on our clients’ goals.
Alex Andjel
Alex Andjel
VP Development
Virgin Hotels
Alex Andjel
https://virginhotels.com/
London | United Kingdom
Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with the track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson's global Virgin Group has pioneered for over 40 years. Each property will intermix a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike.
Andrew Davey
Andrew Davey
Senior Director
CBRE Global Investment Partners
Andrew Davey
https://www.cbre.co.uk/
https://www.cbre.co.uk/
+44 20 7809 9000
London | United Kingdom
CBRE Global Investors is one of the world’s largest real estate investment management firms with approximately $110 billion AuM as at 30th June 2019. CBRE also owns Telford Homes, a leading PRS developer in London.
Andrew Miele
Andrew Miele
Head of Development, Americas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Andrew Miele
https://www.sixsenses.com/en
From its beginning, in the early 1990s Six Senses quickly became recognized as the hospitality industry’s pioneer of sustainable practices, demonstrating that responsibility can be successfully wedded to uncompromised high-end facilities.
Arron Taggart
Arron Taggart
Head of UK Investment
Cheyne Capital Management
Arron Taggart
http://www.cheynecapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Cheyne invests across the capital structure from the senior debt to the equity of corporates and real estate. With an investment philosophy grounded in rigorous fundamental analysis.
Benedetta Cassinelli
Benedetta Cassinelli
Managing Director & Co-founder
Considerate Group
Benedetta Cassinelli
https://www.considerategroup.com/
London | United Kingdom
Considerate Group are a B-Corp certified, specialist sustainability consultancy to the hotel & hospitality sector. The in-house team - led by joint managing partners Benedetta Cassinelli and Xenia zu Hohenlohe - comprises experts with extensive hospitality industry knowledge and experience (operational & functional departments); sustainability analysts; and engineers.
Carmen Ng
Carmen Ng
Director of Sustainability
Langham Hospitality Group
Carmen Ng
http://www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com/
Wanchai | Hong Kong
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels & Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiations from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For more than 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. With dedicated colleagues in more than 20 hotels located in major cities throughout four continents, we foster an engaging and respectful workplace to nurture careers, delight guests, and embrace the company's vision to be a global hospitality group that pursues excellence.
Catherine Dolton
Catherine Dolton
VP - Global Corporate Responsibility
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
Catherine Dolton
https://www.ihgplc.com
https://www.ihgplc.com
+44 189 551 2000
Dudley | United Kingdom
Chris Penn
Chris Penn
Co-Founder
Birch
Chris Penn
https://www.birchcommunity.com/
United Kingdom
Birch creates spaces where you can rest, explore, connect, work, taste, move, or dance as you wish – all in one place. We hope to open a few Birch spaces over the coming years, but for now the first one to know about is Birch (handle.silk.comet) which is 30 minutes north of London.  Sleep, do, eat and meet in 55 acres.
Christine Marez
Christine Marez
Vice President
Cumming Corporation
Christine Marez
https://ccorpusa.com/
Los Angeles | CA | USA
Cumming is an industry-leading, multi-faceted project management and cost consulting firm. We offer clients a comprehensive menu of integrated services.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing Partner
Grupo Azora
Cristina García-Peri
http://www.azora.es/
http://www.azora.es/
+34 913 106 370
Madrid | Spain
PE investment and Asset Management Is an independent asset manager, based in Spain, which has raised over €3.7Bn of capital since its inception in 2003. Azora invests in real assets across Europe and has a special focus on hospitality, rented residential
Daniel Johansson
Daniel Johansson
Development Director
Cheval Collection
Daniel Johansson
https://www.chevalcollection.com/
United Kingdom
Emmanuel Dissez
Emmanuel Dissez
Head of Asset Development
Schroders
Emmanuel Dissez
https://www.schroders.com/#
https://www.schroders.com/#
+31 (0) 20 305 28 40
Belgium
Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 35 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Emmanuel Vallee
Emmanuel Vallee
Business Development Director
NEOM
Emmanuel Vallee
https://www.neom.com/
Riyadh | Saudi Arabia
A revolution in urban living, a redefinition of space and time, with sustainability at its core, a model of urban design that puts people and planet in harmony.
Eric Jafari
Eric Jafari
Chief Development Officer
Edyn Group
Eric Jafari
https://www.findingedyn.com/
London | London, City of | United Kingdom
Frank Croston
Frank Croston
Founding Partner
Hamilton Hotel Partners
Frank Croston
http://www.hamiltonhotelpartners.com
London | United Kingdom
At Hamilton Hotel Partners we offer our clients a unique combination of world-class hotel advisory skills and unparalleled industry experience of operations, development and asset management across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Our philosophy is to structure long-term relationships with our clients where our efforts are results focused and we participate in the value we create on your behalf.
Hans-Peter Hermann
Hans-Peter Hermann
Head of Hotel Asset Management
Invesco Real Estate
Hans-Peter Hermann
http://www.invescorealestate.de
Frankfurt am Main | Germany
Over the years, we’ve grown to become one of the largest¹ and best regarded investment managers in the UK. Key to our success has been a relentless commitment to investment excellence and our focus on helping investors achieve their investment goals. It’s an approach that’s led to an ever-widening range of investment styles, asset classes, geographies and products, with a level of service designed to deliver a superior investment experience. While we are proud of the accolades and plaudits our Henley investment teams have received, what drives us forward is a determination to deliver our best investment ideas to our clients over the long term. And as part of Invesco Ltd we have the strength in depth and resources necessary to perform, with investment professionals located in 25 countries and more than 8,000 employees worldwide, all focused on delivering on our clients’ goals.
Jan Hazelton
Jan Hazelton
VP - Global Business & RE Development
Kerzner International
Jan Hazelton
https://www.kerzner.com/
https://www.kerzner.com/
+44 203 900 4400
London | United Kingdom
Our brands reflect who we are at our core. They embody our mission, vision and values. With properties all over the globe, each Kerzner brand offers a different experience within the same vision.
Jeffery Smith
Jeffery Smith
Vice President Sustainability
Six Senses Resorts & Spas
Jeffery Smith
http://www.sixsenses.com
http://www.sixsenses.com
+66 (0) 2631 9777
Bangkok | Thailand
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a management and development company, which manages resorts under the brand names Six Senses and Evason, plus Six Senses Spas Six Senses: A focus on the incredible natural beauty of locations, together with generous personal spaces, constantly create something new to discover. Six Senses offers individual style with a unique and diverse design personality, plus a strong sense of community.
Jens Blomdahl
Jens Blomdahl
Senior Vice President
KSL Capital Partners
Jens Blomdahl
http://www.kslcapital.com/
London | United Kingdom
KSL is a $7bn private equity fund investing in travel and leisure businesses
John Brennan
John Brennan
Chairman
Amaris Hospitality
John Brennan
http://www.amarishospitality.com
Dublin | Ireland
Amaris Hospitality is a leading hotel investment and management company, owned by LRC Group. Our current strategy focuses on investing in established hotels trading under acclaimed international brands in key strategic locations to significantly grow our portfolio of high performing hotels with a view to delivering long-term, sustainable returns for investors.
Josh Littman
Josh Littman
VP of Development (Europe)
SH Hotels & Resorts
Josh Littman
https://www.shhotelsandresorts.com/
SH Hotels & Resorts, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is a hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels, Baccarat Hotels, Treehouse Hotels, and SH Collection properties. Leveraging its marketing, design, operational, and technological expertise, SH is the force behind some of the most groundbreaking and dynamic hotel brands in the world.
Lissa Engle
Lissa Engle
Managing Director
Berkeley Capital Group (BCG)
Lissa Engle
http://www.berkeleycapitalgroup.com
London | United Kingdom
Berkeley Capital Group ['BCG'] is an agile, innovative, Operating Partner on £100m+ sustainable hospitality investments and developments across the UK & Europe. BCG manages turnkey proces including development & asset management. New to 2021, BCG is pursuing a programmatic investment approach and seeking a global investor to partner with on opportunistic & value add hospitality deals across UK & Europe. BCG will seed deals to platform. BCG sponsors GRI's Sustainable Hospitality Committee.
Marc Jongerius
Marc Jongerius
Managing Director & Co-founder
Zoku
Marc Jongerius
http://www.livezoku.com
Amsterdam | Netherlands
Focuses on providing a home base for travelling professionals and relocations from innovative and fast-growing companies in Amsterdam. It’s meant for people staying here for longer periods on end (a few days to a few months).
Marloes Knippenberg
Marloes Knippenberg
CEO
Kerten Hospitality
Marloes Knippenberg
https://kertenhospitality.com
Dublin 2 | Ireland
Kerten Hospitality is a division of Ireland-based Kerten, focusing on operating mixed use projects: branded residences, serviced apartments, hotels, serviced offices, burgers and F&B. Kerten Hospitality has a lean and dynamic team who are essentially corporate disruptors, rebel hoteliers and food enthusiasts with hospitality pedigrees from well-known brands based in Dubai, Istanbul, Dublin and Vienna.
Paolo Servado
Paolo Servado
Managing Director
Blackstone
Paolo Servado
http://www.blackstone.com
London | United Kingdom
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies in which we invest, and the communities in which we live and work.
Philip Nell
Philip Nell
Head of Real Return Assets
LaSalle Investment Management
Philip Nell
http://
http://
312 897 4039
Chicago | USA
Philipp Henle
Philipp Henle
Head of Global Development
Dorchester Collection
Philipp Henle
http://www.dorchestercollection.com
London | United Kingdom
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.
Rainer Stampfer
Rainer Stampfer
President - Hotel Operations, APAC
Four Seasons
Rainer Stampfer
https://www.fourseasons.com/
Singapore | Singapore
We have chosen to specialize within the hospitality industry by offering only experiences of exceptional quality. We create properties of enduring value using superior design and finishes, and support them with a deeply instilled ethic of personal service.
Rami Badr
Rami Badr
Managing Director
Orion Capital Managers
Rami Badr
http://www.orioncapital.com
London | United Kingdom
Targets diversified pan-European real estate investments; single assets, developments, large portfolios, corporate divestitures and sale/lease-backs.
Susan Bland
Susan Bland
Managing Director
RBH Hospitality Management
Susan Bland
https://www.rbhmanagement.com/
https://www.rbhmanagement.com/
+44 (0) 208 232 9014
Brentford | London, City of | United Kingdom
RBH is a London-based hospitality management company, with a regional office in Glasgow. We manage over 45 hotels across the UK from luxury full-service hotels to limited-service properties.
Wesley Paul
Wesley Paul
Executive Chairman & Founder
Gemin-i Analytics
Wesley Paul
Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand
Professor, Department of Hospitality Management
IU International University of Applied Sciences
Willy Legrand
http://www.iu.org
Ban Honnef | Germany
Adrian Flueck
Adrian Flueck
Director of Hotel Asset ManagementInvesco Real Estate
Germany
Alex Andjel
Alex Andjel
VP DevelopmentVirgin Hotels
United Kingdom
With 17 years’ experience in Hospitality and Real Estate , Alex has accumulated a track record in the sector. Currently, Alex is responsible for leading the expansion of Virgin Hotels in EMEA with the first project being VH Edinburgh (opening summer 2021). Virgin Hotels expect to announce a further two to three properties in Europe this year. Prior to Virgin Hotels, Alex was SVP Development at YOTEL, and previously as SVP Development of Orient-Express Hotels Ltd (Belmond) where he managed more than $500 million of acquisition, financing and dispositions of non-core assets. He successfully helped the company transition to third party hotel management agreements with its first hotel being the Belmond Cadogan Hotel.
Andrew Davey
Andrew Davey
Senior DirectorCBRE Global Investment Partners
United Kingdom
Andrew Miele
Andrew Miele
Head of Development, AmericasSix Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
USA
As Head of Development, Americas, based in Miami, Andrew has responsibility for growing the Six Senses portfolio of hotels, resorts, and spas across the Americas. He believes strongly in the pillars and values of the Six Senses brand, lives by them harmoniously, and applies them to shape how he looks at each new opportunity. As the world recalibrates the focus on well-being and sustainability will no doubt be amplified. Prior to joining Six Senses he spent over 12 years at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, were he oversaw and lead the growth and due diligence on a number of projects and openings internationally such as, Megeve, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Surf Club (Florida), Los Cabos, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, and New Orleans.
Arron Taggart
Arron Taggart
Head of UK InvestmentCheyne Capital Management
United Kingdom
Benedetta Cassinelli
Benedetta Cassinelli
Managing Director & Co-founderConsiderate Group
United Kingdom
Benedetta is Managing Director & Co-founder of Considerate Group a specialist sustainability solutions company that drives responsible management across hospitality businesses. She has over 20 years’ experience in the travel and hospitality space. Over the past 10 years she has been focusing on developing data technology & sustainability solutions for the sector thanks to her in-depth understanding of hotel operations and challenges as well as their need for technology driven solutions. Under her leadership, Considerate Group has been awarded two innovation competition grants by BEIS (UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) in technology, which led to the development of their innovative mobile App
Carmen Ng
Carmen Ng
Director of SustainabilityLangham Hospitality Group
Hong Kong
Carmen leads and drives the sustainability strategy within the Group. She is responsible for a diverse range of sustainability programmes including strategy and policies development, management system, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, communication and reporting. She also believes in sustainability is everyone’s responsibility and her role is implanting this concept like a DNA into every colleague in the company.
Catherine Dolton
Catherine Dolton
VP - Global Corporate ResponsibilityIHG InterContinental Hotels Group
United Kingdom
Catherine has been VP, Global Corporate Responsibility at IHG since 2018 she is responsible for overseeing IHG’s corporate responsibility strategy, leads IHG’s sustainability agenda and its global charitable giving and community programme. Previously, she was Head of Investor Relations at IHG, responsible for all activities and communications with investors and sellside analysts globally. She joined IHG in 2001, and spent 5 yrs leading the global hotel audit and EMEA corporate audit teams. Prior to that, Catherine spent 3 yrs with Ernst & Young, in their Consumer Products external audit function. She has a Natural Sciences degree from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales.
Chris Penn
Chris Penn
Co-FounderBirch
United Kingdom
Chris is a square peg in a round hole. Or used to be. After a career spanning over 20 years in traditional hotels, he joined Ace Hotels to launch them in London. After an amazing journey with incredible people he decided to pursue his own dreams and visions to build hospitality that related to his own perspective and feelings on the world, the mind and humanity. Steel Hotels (still pre live real estate) and Birch are a product of the journey so far.
Christine Marez
Christine Marez
Vice PresidentCumming Corporation
USA
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Managing PartnerGrupo Azora
Spain
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group. Prior to joining Azora in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment- banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions across M&A and Equity Capital Markets, and for 10 year, she was Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA as well as Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. Cristina holds a bachelor degree in Economics from ICADE (Spain) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (USA).
Daniel Johansson
Daniel Johansson
Development DirectorCheval Collection
United Kingdom
Emmanuel Dissez
Emmanuel Dissez
Head of Asset DevelopmentSchroders
Belgium
Emmanuel Vallee
Emmanuel Vallee
Business Development DirectorNEOM
Saudi Arabia
Eric Jafari
Eric Jafari
Chief Development OfficerEdyn Group
United Kingdom
Eric Jafari is the Chief Development Officer and Creative Director for Edyn Group, a Brookfield subsidiary. Rooted in soulful hospitality, Edyn aspires to create sanctuaries where free thinkers belong through the following hospitality brands: Locke, The Moorgate, The Wittenberg and SACO. Eric oversees a £1bil+ Pan-European development pipeline at Edyn Group. Eric oversees acquisition, planning, construction, finance, design, F&B and creative direction for all Edyn properties across Europe. The team currently oversees a pipeline of developments and trading assets across the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Portugal. Eric is the co-founder of edyn, Locke and Birch.
Frank Croston
Frank Croston
Founding PartnerHamilton Hotel Partners
United Kingdom
Frank Croston is one of the two founding Partners of Hamilton Hotel Partners. His career progression combines a unique blend of senior executive positions in operations, asset management and strategic advisory services. Prior to setting up Hamilton in 2004 Frank was President UK & Ireland, for IHG; Partner in charge of Hospitality Advisory for Arthur Andersen EMEA and Managing Director PKF. Hamilton recently completed a merger with Pyramid Hotel Group out of the US and the combined group now manages 140 hotels across the US and Europe with AUM in excess of $5bn.
Hans-Peter Hermann
Hans-Peter Hermann
Head of Hotel Asset ManagementInvesco Real Estate
Germany
Jan Hazelton
Jan Hazelton
VP - Global Business & RE DevelopmentKerzner International
United Kingdom
Ms. Hazelton joined Kerzner International in 2017 and is responsible for the growth of the Atlantis and One & Only brands in Europe and the Americas. As a seasoned hotel investment and development executive, her experience includes all aspects of hotel investment including banking, asset management, finance, development, feasibility and investment analysis. She currently has a desire to influence new and existing hotel projects with best ESG practices.
Jeffery Smith
Jeffery Smith
Vice President SustainabilitySix Senses Resorts & Spas
Thailand
Jeffery joined Six Senses in 2016 as Vice President Sustainability to support the group’s leadership position in sustainable hospitality. He is a strong believer in the hospitality industry’s capacity to engage with sustainability, to welcome guests and communities to join in rebuilding a better future, and foster the authenticity and optimism that our world so desperately seeks. He ensures Six Senses remains at the leading edge of sustainable tourism practices including environmental performance, support for the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and enhancing social and economic benefits to local communities in each destination. Jeffery holds degrees in Master of Environment and Sustainability and Bachelor of Applied Science.
Jens Blomdahl
Jens Blomdahl
Senior Vice PresidentKSL Capital Partners
United Kingdom
Mr. Blomdahl joined KSL Capital Partners in July 2013. Previously, Mr. Blomdahl was an Analyst in the Gaming and Leisure Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Blomdahl earned his B.S., summa cum laude, from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
John Brennan
John Brennan
ChairmanAmaris Hospitality
United Kingdom
John Brennan is non-Executive Chairman of leading hotel investment and management group, Amaris Hospitality. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Cloudbrook Partners, a boutique investment and advisory firm that provides advice to investors in the hospitality sector. Between 2015 and 2018, John was Chief Executive Officer of Amaris Hospitality which grew to comprise 89 hotels, over 14,000 rooms and 8,000 employees. Established by Lone Star, the business was subsequently sold to a range of international investors realising over €1.7 billion for its owners.
Josh Littman
Josh Littman
VP of Development (Europe)SH Hotels & Resorts
United Kingdom
Lissa Engle
Lissa Engle
Managing DirectorBerkeley Capital Group (BCG)
United Kingdom
Lissa Engle is Managing Director at Berkeley Capital Group ['BCG'], an agile, innovative, Operating Partner on sustainable hospitality investments and developments across the UK & Europe. New to 2021, BCG is pursuing a programmatic investment approach and seeking a global investor to partner with on opportunistic & value add hospitality deals. Lissa guides strategic direction of investments, including critical aspects of origination, underwriting, execution and asset management. Prior to CRE, she worked in US & Europe in Strategy Consulting & Private Equity. She speaks French, German & Italian and holds a BA from Dartmouth College & MBA from INSEAD. Lissa chaired Hospitality Committee & now chairs Sustainable Hospitality Committee.
Marc Jongerius
Marc Jongerius
Managing Director & Co-founderZoku
Netherlands
I am co-founder and managing director of Zoku, an award-winning hospitality brand that facilitates global living and working for independent traveling professionals. Recognised by Forbes as “one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world,” Zoku’s reinvented apartment-hotel concept in Amsterdam pioneered a new category for the hotel industry. In addition to my role at Zoku, I am a member of the advisory board of a large family office and part of the investment committee of a Mezzanine Investment Fund. I also act as a coach to start-ups, helping to determine the best business models and most effective strategies for talented entrepreneurs to pursue.
Marloes Knippenberg
Marloes Knippenberg
CEOKerten Hospitality
Ireland
Marloes continuously pioneers the role of innovation across the larger ecosystem with the aim to establish an industry platform where technology, hospitality and sustainability coexist and evolve for the benefit of consumers, investors and businesses. She is on the Advisory Boards of flagship events and she has been a mentor for students in hospitality schools. Marloes has been listed in the Hotelier Middle East Power List 2019 ranking the region’s most influential industry professionals. Most recently, she was listed in Hotelier Middle East 25 'women in hospitality power list' is a result of those women who are making waves in the industry. She is the Winner of CEO Today’s 2020 Business Women of the Year recognition in hospitality.
Paolo Servado
Paolo Servado
Managing DirectorBlackstone
United Kingdom
Paolo Servado is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Servado has been involved in analyzing real estate investment opportunities across various property types in both Europe and the United States. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Servado was an Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he focused on equity and debt investment opportunities on behalf of their real estate private equity group. Mr. Servado received a BS in Applied Math and Economics from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Philip Nell
Philip Nell
Head of Real Return AssetsLaSalle Investment Management
United Kingdom
Philipp Henle
Philipp Henle
Head of Global DevelopmentDorchester Collection
United Kingdom
Rainer Stampfer
Rainer Stampfer
President - Hotel Operations, APACFour Seasons
Singapore
He holds a BS in Business Management/Tourism from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. He began his career at Hyatt International with assignments in Hong Kong, Jakarta and Berlin. In 2001, he joined Four Seasons as Food&Beverage Director in Boston. Subsequent to a post as Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles, he returned to Asia to assume his first General Manager’s role by opening the resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. In 2008, he was promoted to Regional VP, in Bangkok, overseeing the Thai hotel portfolio. He moved to Shanghai in 2011 to open Four Seasons Hotel Pudong while being responsible for a portfolio of Chinese & SE Asian hotels. Since 2016, he resides in Singapore and leads the company’s hotel operations for APAC.
Rami Badr
Rami Badr
Managing DirectorOrion Capital Managers
United Kingdom
Rami is a Partner & MD of Orion located in London. Since joining Orion in 2002, he has been involved in acquisitions, asset mgmt and realizations for the Orion European RE Funds across Europe with a particular focus on larger corporate transactions, pan-European portfolios, debt acquisitions, restructurings, hotel & retail investments. This includes active involvement in investments such as Infracity in Stockholm, Puerto Venecia or Sotogrande in Spain, the equity participation in Société Foncière Lyonnaise or the debt acquisition & restructuring of the Spanish company Inmobiliara Colonial. Before joining Orion he was an associate at Arthur Andersen within the transaction support team, advising large corporations on their RE strategies.
Susan Bland
Susan Bland
Managing DirectorRBH Hospitality Management
United Kingdom
Formerly Chief Operations Support Officer, Susan moved into the role of Managing Director in 2020 – in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 30 years of industry experience – ten of which have been with RBH – Susan boasts a strong operational background coupled with unrivalled experience in HR and talent development and oversees all operations and commercial activity across the business. Susan also holds the role of Chair of the Hospitality Employers Group (HEG), which is made up of some of the industry’s biggest global players.
Wesley Paul
Wesley Paul
Executive Chairman & FounderGemin-i Analytics
United Kingdom
Willy Legrand
Willy Legrand
Professor, Department of Hospitality ManagementIU International University of Applied Sciences
Germany
Dr. Willy Legrand is Professor of Hospitality Management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Over the past two decades, he has established over two dozen undergraduate and graduate courses on sustainable development in tourism and hospitality management in Europe, South and North America, the Middle East and Asia. He is the lead author of Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry: Principles of Sustainable Operations 4th ed.. He co-chairs the HospitalityNet World Panel on Sustainability in Hospitality. The panel tackles all pressing sustainability issues and is supported by 100+ industry professionals, consultants and scientific experts (https://www.hospitalitynet.org/panel/36001926.html)
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