The industry has experienced unprecedented times. According to the owners, how has the industry shifted in the short and long term? What changes have they made and what lessons have they learnt? What is their view on the asset class moving forward?
Nick van Marken Managing Director – van Marken Limited
Nick van Marken
Managing Director – van Marken Limited
Following a career in professional services spanning nearly 30 years, Nick is currently acting as senior adviser to several hospitality investors. Until recently he was Global Head of Hospitality Advisory Services with Deloitte, where he served as a partner for 20 years and was based in London and the Gulf. In this role, he served a wide spectrum of clients, including private family/HNWI’s; PE, SWF, institutional, RE; and corporates, and encompassing owners, investors, lenders and operators. The range of services provided included commercial strategy and development advice; M&A/transaction services; operational/profit improvement reviews; capital-raising/IPOs; assurance; tax advice and restructuring.
Nick spent the early part of his career in hotel operations in Africa and Europe, working with Holiday Inn, Sun International, Gleneagles and Meridien. He has subsequently consulted in over 80 countries and 250 markets. He is a sought-after speaker and was the organiser and chairman of the highly-regarded European Hotel Investment Conference (EHIC), in London. Nick served on the board of global industry data provider STR from 2011 to 2017, and is a member of the advisory board of Bench Events.
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Adeeb Ahamed Managing Director – Twenty14 Holdings
Managing Director – Twenty14 Holdings
From capturing the financial services market to introducing world class brands to India & UAE and making a mark in the hospitality sector worldwide, young entrepreneur Adeeb Ahamed is a man of many achievements.
He has gone on to successfully establish LuLu Financial Group as one of the world’s leading financial services organization with more than 200 branches across the globe. He also leads various other ventures including the organized retail wing Tablez and hospitality investment firm - Twenty14 Holdings, which has under it some of the most prestigious hotels around the world including the Great Scotland Yard Hotel in London, UK, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian in Scotland, Sheraton Oman in Muscat, The Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai in UAE, and Port Muziris- A tribute portfolio hotel in Kochi, and others. Adeeb‘s growing influence as an engaging business leader has also earned him a position on the senior advisory board of the South Asia Regional Stewardship Board (RSB) at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
A visionary leader, an insightful entrepreneur and a socially responsible philanthropist, Adeeb is a leading global Indian business leader in the industries he has ventured into.
Rahul Chaudhary CEO & MD – CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings
CEO & MD – CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings
Mr. Rahul Chaudhary is the Managing Director of CG Corp | Global & CG Hospitality Holdings which is a multinational conglomerate with an exceptional legacy of 140 years and 4 generations. Spread over 30 countries and with a work force of over 10,000, it is the Himalayan Republic of Nepal's first and only company listed on the Forbes list of Billionaires since 2015 valued in excess US$2.5 Billion comprising over 90 companies that produces world class products and brands.
CG Corp | Global’s notable areas of interests are FMCG, Hospitality, Telecom, Finance, Banking, Electronic and Home appliances, Cement, Real estate, Education, and Energy to name a few. CG is also the brain behind the famous Wai Wai brand of noodles.
Rahul heads CG Hospitality Holdings, the hospitality wing of CG Corp | Global. His forte lies in forging strategic alliances in established as well as emerging markets, which assists in the growth and development of the company. CG Hospitality has a proud history of successful joint ventures in the hospitality sector with esteemed partners and owns some of the most iconic assets globally with some of the leading hospitality brands over two decades such as Taj, Jetwing, Radisson, The Farm and its own brands The Fern, Summit and Zinc. CG Hospitality’s portfolio comprises of over 135 hotels & resorts in 12 countries and 95+ destinations with over 6000 keys. By 2025, the portfolio is expected to grow to over 200 hotels and 10,000 keys.