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Work experience

Apr 2011Jun 2012

General Manager

Kempinski Hotel Qingdao

Pre-opening & opening - MICE City Resort with 518 rooms / 12.000 m² MICE facilities

Jul 2009Dec 2010

General Manager

Kempinski Commune by the Great Wall
  • Mountain Resort with 200 rooms designed by 12 leading contemporary Asian Architects. Soho China owned and located just north of Beijing right by the Great Wall
Jul 2008Jun 2009

General Manager

Kempinski Hotel Adriatic
  • Pre-opening - Golf & Seaside Resort with 186 rooms, 42 private Villas, 18-hole golf course, SPA & MICE facilities
Jan 2007Jun 2008

General Manager

Golden Palace
  • 5* city center hotel with 200 rooms, SPA and MICE facilities
May 2003Jul 2006

General Manager

Melia Hotel Milan
  • 5* city center hotel with 288 rooms and MICE facilities for 500
Jul 2000Apr 2001

Project Consultant

  • Hotel Project Consulting in Italy
Jan 2000May 2000

General Manager - interim

Grand Hotel Duomo
  • Interim assignment during the transition from old to new family ownership
Mar 1997May 1998

General Manager

Palazzo Sasso
  • Pre-opening & opening - 5* Boutique Resort on Italy's Amalfi Coast

Education

Jan 1986Jul 1988

Hotelkaufmann

Hotel & Catering School Munich
19811984

A level - Fachochschulreife

Walter Lehmkuhl Schule

Skills

MAC / iPad / iPhone Business Apps
Microsoft Office

My Education Highlights

My References

My Memberships

MPI

Meeting Professionals International

My Certifications

CMM

Global Certification in Meeting Management - MPI 2003

My Courses & Executive Education

  • 2008 => What Companies get Right & Wrong / Where HR and the War for Talent fits in (1 day) - Daniel Thorniley - London
  • 2005 => Strategie d’impresa / Company strategies (2 days) - CFMT / AKRON - Milan
  • 2005 => World Business Forum (2 days) - HSM Group - Milan
  • 2005 => Hotel Asset Management (3 days) - Cornell University - Ithaca NY USA
  • 2004 => World Business Forum (2 days) - HSM Group - Milan
  • 2004 => Funky Business (1 day) - Kjell Nordstrom Ph.D - Institute of International Business at Stockholm School of Economics - MPI - Edinburgh
  • 2003 => Negotiating for Results (e-learning) - Harvard Business School eLearning
  • 2002 => Marketing Management (5 days) - Columbia University - New York  NY USA
  • 1996 => Forecasting techniques (5 days) - Hilton International
  • 1993 => Pro-Active Leadership (5 days) - Hilton International
  • 1992 => Interviewing Skills (3 days) - The Savoy Group

My Nationality

German

My Languages

English -> Fluent

Italian -> Fluent

German -> Mother tongue

French -> Intermediate

My Age

Born in 1964

Overview

Hotel General Manager with 30 years of hospitality experience in 5 European countries and China