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This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Hospitality space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Evercare
For many years, Ken watched the challenges his parents faced hiring and managing caregivers for his ageing grandparents. Ken’s 95-year-old grandmother, who had never required any assistance, slipped and fell in 2015. She was bedridden and wincing in pain from each movement. Helpless due to a lack of experience, her loved ones struggled to cope with her daily needs, especially given their busy work schedules. That’s when he thought about building Evercare with the mission to help our parents and grandparents age gracefully and comfortably in their own homes. Prior to Evercare, Ken worked in the finance sector in New York, investing across North America, Asia, and Europe, including the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries.
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About Evercare: Evercare delivers quality healthcare in the comfort of your home.
CEO & Co-Founder of KLOOK
Ethan Lin is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Klook.
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About KLOOK: Klook is a travel and leisure booking platform designed to connect travelers with experiences and attractions.
Chief Executive Officer of reward-U
Steven has 20+ years of airline, loyalty and advisory experience with particular emphasis on Low Coast Carriers (LCC’s). Having worked across the world with start-ups, turnarounds and established leading airlines, Steven is adept at building “something from nothing.” With a range of C-Level and Board roles undertaken, Steven’s areas of expertise range from sales and distribution to planning and revenue management, ancillary revenue, E/M-Commerce, Loyalty and Commercial Strategy. More recently Steven was a founding member and Head of Commercial for Scoot, Singapore Airlines’ successful long-haul LCC and is now CEO of reward-U, the pioneering LCC loyalty/everyday program of Hong Kong Express, and Board Director of Zuji, one of Asia’s leading Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s). Steven has a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Political Science.
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About reward-U: reward-U has been transforming the loyalty landscape by understanding the needs of value-seeking travellers today.
R. Scott Salandy-Defour
Founder, CEO of Magnet Smart Networking, Inc
Scott is a strategy and innovation consultant focused on helping large enterprises utilize emerging technologies. He has spent the last seven years working across public and private sector organizations helping them visualize how technology can change what’s possible.
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About Magnet Smart Networking, Inc: Augmented Reality deployment platform for Products and Spaces
Kevin Johan Wong
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Origami Labs Limited
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About Origami Labs Limited: Redefining the enterprise mobile computing experience through screen-free, voice and gesture-based products and services.
Co-founder & CEO of Neoma
Data evangelist, Francois heads up Neoma, a guest-centric tech company which offers seamless and personalised experiences for the 21st century guests. Neoma has worked with 30+ groups across the globe like Peninsula, Hongkong Land, Wheelock and Swire Properties. From hospitality to travel, lifestyle to wellness, Neoma helps businesses leverage the power of location-based data in real-time, delivering better customer experiences and more efficient operations. By applying AI technology with leading-edge, Neoma brings a new dimension to customer engagement and property management. Prior to Neoma, Francois worked at the French Chamber of Commerce in HK, the private equity firm Siparex and strategy consulting company Smartfact Partners. He holds a Master degree in Entrepreneurship from French business school Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
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About Neoma: Experts in applying AI technology with leading-edge
Chief Executive Officer of StayPlease
Alan Sun founded StayPlease in 2011, since which he has been serving as its chief executive officer.
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About StayPlease: StayPlease provides software for hotels to help their guest get the services they need.
CEO of Portier Technologies
Co-founder of Portier Technologies, former e-commerce entrepreneur, University of Leeds graduate
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About Portier Technologies: Portier actions the world’s richest traveler data via an eco-system that’s built around Portier Phones placed in hotel rooms.
Founder, CEO of Dash Living
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About Dash Living, DASH Serviced Suites: Dash Living offers rental services and solutions for urban professionals with co-living spaces, serviced apartments, and hotel rooms.
Founder & CEO of Aromeo Diffuser
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About Aromeo Diffuser: Aromeo aims to create happier, healthier digital lifestyle through aromatherapy.
Founder & CEO of Ovolo Hotels
Girish.J is the visionary behind Ovolo Group, the award-winning independently owned company that runs Ovolo Hotels and Mojo Nomad in Hong Kong and Australia. He’s also HM Awards APAC Hotelier of the Year 2018 and EY Entrepreneur of the Year China 2016.
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About Ovolo Hotels: Ovolo Hotels an independent hospitality brand with a growing collection of lifestyle hotels.
Founder and CEO of Artrvl
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About Artrvl: Artrvl is Artist in residence for art lovers. Home for emerging artists and art hosts to exchange creations with travel.