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GRI Global Committee: Hospitality (June edition)

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Wednesday, 9th June
15:00 - 16:00 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)

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Brenda Salas
Brenda
Brenda Salas
Content & Production Director Latin AmericaGRI Club
+52 777 496 8366
+44 20 7121 5060
Leonardo Di Mauro
Leonardo Di Mauro
Leonardo Di Mauro
GRI Club
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Ludwig Menke
Ludwig
Ludwig Menke
Production ManagerGRI Club
Brazil
Production Manager at GRI Club. My job is to connect top investors, developers, banks, consultants, lawyers, and other Real Estate players and executives to GRI meetings and events that I produce in Brazil, Portugal and USA. International Relations and Affairs Analyst and Economist at Faculdades de Campinas (FACAMP). Study abroad in France at ICN Business School with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Program).

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GRI Global Committee
Hospitality Chapter

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Confirmed Participants

Aakash Patel
Aakash Patel
The Witness Group
Alejandro Acevedo
Alejandro Acevedo
Marriott International
Alex Andjel
Alex Andjel
Virgin Hotels
Alinio Azevedo
Alinio Azevedo
The Little Nell Hotel Group
Andrew Miele
Andrew Miele
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Andrew Shaw
Andrew Shaw
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group
Andriy Gulakov
Andriy Gulakov
easymalon
Andrzej Szymczyk
Andrzej Szymczyk
IHG Hotels & Resorts
Andy Chopra
Andy Chopra
Banyan Investment Group
Asli Kutlucan
Asli Kutlucan
Cycas Hospitality
Benedetta Cassinelli
Benedetta Cassinelli
Considerate Group
Bettina Graef-Parker
Bettina Graef-Parker
Aareal Bank
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Pellas Development Group
Charlie Gong
Charlie Gong
EQ Group
Aakash Patel
Aakash
Aakash Patel
Founder & Chief Development OfficerThe Witness Group
USA
Aakash Patel is Partner and Chief Development Officer of The Witness Group, which is a fully integrated company with three distinct core solutions that work together to create the ideal trifecta for funding, building and managing the perfect stay. The Witness Group has over 40 projects open or under development, totaling 4000+ rooms.

Prior to joining The Witness Group in 2016, Aakash was the Chief Operating Officer of KB Hotel Group. Prior to KB Hotel Group, he consulted various Fortuned 500 clients and was a Senior Consultant in the Strategy Practice with Ernst & Young (EY).

Aakash graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business with a degree in finance and economics.
Alejandro Acevedo
Alejandro
Alejandro Acevedo
Regional VPMarriott International
USA
Mr. Acevedo is currently a Vice President of the Caribbean and Latin America Region of International Lodging Development of Marriott International. Prior to join Development, Mr. Acevedo was Manager in the Development Finance Department, Global Finance of Marriott International. He was also an associate at Crown Capital Latin America, a Private Equity Investment Fund based in New York. Previously he was a Project Leader at Promotora Cancun sunset Clubs in Mexico. Prior to this he worked as a consultant with GTT Proyectos in their Mexico City office. Mr. Acevedo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Alex Andjel
Alex
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.
Alinio Azevedo
Alinio
Alinio Azevedo
Managing Director and COOThe Little Nell Hotel Group
USA
Twenty year career includes hotel/resort acquisitions and development for Loews Hotels, the opening of a Miami development office and brand expansion in the Americas for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, real estate advisory services for Ernst and Young LLP in Miami. An internationally-experienced industry professional, including investor relations and projects in North America, Latin Americas, Europe. As a former adjunct Professor in the Hospitality Management Master’s Program at Florida University, has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Universidade Federal in Brazil and also attended the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris.
Andrew Miele
Andrew
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.
Andrew Shaw
Andrew
Andrew Shaw
AVP Hotel DevelopmentIHG InterContinental Hotels Group
United Kingdom
Andriy Gulakov
Andriy
Andriy Gulakov
COOeasymalon
Israel
COO at easyMalon Ltd - exclusive representative of easyHotel in Israel, aiming to open seven franchised properties across Israel with the next ten years. Andriy is responsible for overall program management, investor relations, and fundraising. His 15 years in hospitality started with the development and sales of wellness products. Then he transitioned to the event business as a co-founder and CEO of the event management company, which led until moving to Tel Aviv, Israel. There, he joined a local company rendering purchasing and supply chain management services to electronic device manufacturers. Though currently serving as a COO for two companies, his primary focus is on bringing the very first easyHotels to Israel.
Andrzej Szymczyk
Andrzej
Andrzej Szymczyk
Development Director, Poland and Eastern EuropeIHG Hotels & Resorts
Poland
Andy Chopra
Andy
Andy Chopra
Managing Partner and CIOBanyan Investment Group
USA
A founding principal of Banyan Investment Group, Mr. Chopra functions as the Chief Investment Officer. Though involved in many aspects of the management and investment company, Andy primarily leads sourcing and dispositions of hotel assets. This includes originations, dispositions, negotiations, capital and deal structuring.
Asli Kutlucan
Asli
Asli Kutlucan
Chief Development OfficerCycas Hospitality
Netherlands
Asli is a hotel development professional who has worked in global hospitality for over 25 years. Specialising in luxury, full & limited service as well as extended stay hotels acquisition, negotiation and execution of deals, focusing on the UK and continental Europe. Before Cycas, Asli was a hospitality and entrepreneurship lecturer in Rwanda, where she also developed and opened the country’s first boutique hotel. While a member of the Rwanda Development Board, she helped the governmental think tank maximise tourism. Her previous tenures involved managing Country House Hotels as well as Resort Hotels in America as well as Turkey.
Benedetta Cassinelli
Benedetta
Benedetta Cassinelli
Managing Partner & FounderConsiderate Group
United Kingdom
Bettina Graef-Parker
Bettina
Bettina Graef-Parker
MD - Special Property FinanceAareal Bank
Germany
Mrs. Bettina Graef-Parker is Head of Hotel Properties at Aareal Bank AG, one of the leading providers of debt financing to the hospitality industry worldwide. With her team, she is responsible for the structuring and origination of various forms of loans to the lodging industry. Aareal Bank AG provides property finance solutions in more than 25 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Chief Executive OfficerPellas Development Group
Costa Rica
Carlos Hernández has extensive experience in developing innovative and sustainable concepts in the urban planning, luxury hotels and real estate development sectors in remote or emerging destinations. As CEO of Pellas Development, he oversees a portfolio of development and investment of lands and resorts in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; for more of 1,000 million dollars. Among its most significant projects is the Development of the Mukul Hotel, Beach Golf & Spa (Auberge Resorts in Nicaragua) and the Hotel Dreams Las Mareas Resort & Spa (AMResorts in Costa Rica). Also has experience in various projects in Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and USA.
Charlie Gong
Charlie
Charlie Gong
VP HotelsEQ Group
United Kingdom
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