Luca Bandecchi leads Topaz Consultancy, an Asset Management Company that provides comprehensive services in the Tourism and Hospitality industry including Food & Beverage and is part of SBK Holding LLC, the Holding Company of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. With its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, SBK Holding has a range of companies that serve a broad cross-section of industries not only in the Gulf region but also globally. Luca Bandecchi also covers the role of Vice Chairman of the SBK Hospitality Committee who is responsible for the four Hotels in the UAE that are operated by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts under Management Agreement.
Previously Bandecchi has leaded the creation of the Paramount Hotels & Resorts brand, which was launched in April 2012 on behalf of an international group of investors. His primary role was to head up the translation of the brand form the movie industry into hospitality, ensuring full integration and success in all concerned areas and define the operational strategy and development approach to guarantee success in the launch of the brand.
Bandecchi has covered senior positions to develop hospitality brands for other international companies like Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani in Europe and the Middle East.
Born and educated in Italy, Bandecchi graduated from International School of Business Sciences in Florence, then studied Hotel Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, USA.