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Damian K. ten Bohmer

Internationally savvy, well experienced, senior hospitality leader.

Summary

A capable and accomplished Senior Director who possesses a proven record of success in on-property, regional sales, marketing, brand management and channel management, utilising exemplary skills in planning, decision making and business development to drive performance. Demonstrates the ability to build productive relationships with both internal and external partners, is proactive, results driven, and builds teams which are efficient, productive and inspired to achieve. A diligent and consummate professional who embraces new challenges with a pragmatic and analytical problem solving approach. Provides strong leadership and contributes both commercially and operationally to on-going success.

Work experience

Nov 2013Present

Director Director Commercial - Middle East & Africa

InterContinental Hotels Group
Provides strategic and commercial direction to the on-property sales and marketing teams for the managed estate of hotels in Middle East and Africa, leverages all above property resources for the benefit of driving Managed Hotel performance, championing the IHG tools and systems to deliver out-performance and surpass budgets across the region. Working closely with the functional Directors to optimize opportunities through proactive planning and execution of tactical plans across the region and has additional responsibility to ensure country level sales and marketing activity are organized to benefit the entire estate, which ultimately stimulate demand, optimize revenue performance and generate market share for brands/hotels.
Apr 2009Nov 2013

Director Commercial - KSA & Gulf

InterContinental Hotels Group
Sep 2008Mar 2009

Area Director of Sales & Marketing - South West Asia

InterContinental Hotels Group
Area Director of Sales & Marketing – South West Asia for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). This role implements area sales and marketing strategic planning, communication strategies, people planning strategies and various initiatives in Southwest Asia for the expanding Southwest Asia portfolio to ensure a successful platform for new openings.
Feb 2007Sep 2008

General Manager - Holiday Inn Melaka

InterContinental Hotels Group
Holiday Inn Melaka, successfully opened on Monday 1st October 2007 as a purpose built 275-room brand defining Holiday Inn. With a Ballroom to seat 700, six function rooms, Tea Tree Spa, Pool, Gym, two dining outlets and a lounge bar, it has raised the benchmark of hospitality in the historic state of Melaka, Malaysia. The hotel was opened one month early with me only starting in February 2007, was cash positive in month one and in 2007 contributed over RM1 million GOP.
Jan 2006Feb 2007

Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - Southern Asia & Korea

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Prior to re-joining operations, I was Regional Director of Sales & Marketing – Southern Asia, based in Singapore for IHG between January 2006 and February 2007. This role was responsible for the overall strategic direction within sales, branding, marketing, distribution marketing and revenue management of our 47 hotels across South East and South West Asia. Working closely with the Asia Pacific Head office team of brand management and operations, all properties finished well positioned in 2006 and solid start for 2007 and beyond to exceed expected revenues and key indices last year.

Education

The University of Western Australia

Griffith University

Skills

Luxury
Hotel Administration
Tourism Management
Convention Services
OnQ
Revenue Forecasting
Property Management Systems
Lodging
Leisure Travel
Guest Service Management
Pre-opening experience
Tour Operators
Corporate Events
Restaurants
Team Leadership
Sales Management
Opening Hotels
Opera
Business Travel
Online Travel
Public Relations
Travel Management
Micros
Leisure
Hotel Booking
Marketing
Cost Control
Time Management
Customer Satisfaction
Front Office
Customer Service
Catering
Management
Food & Beverage
Sales
Leadership
Yield Management
Hospitality Management
Pre-opening
Tourism
Rooms Division
Hospitality Industry
Banquets
Revenue Analysis
Marketing Strategy
Hotel Management
Resorts
Hospitality
Revenue Management
Hotels