Our corporate team is composed of accomplished leaders from around the world who are actively involved the day-to-day operations. Meeting the toughest challenges and seizing the greatest opportunities, we strive to create the best outcome for our owners and customers with simple, creative and responsible solutions. With outstanding international hotel management experience and a never-ending desire to succeed, we have unique credentials with the right blend of expertise needed to navigate through the challenges ahead.
We are proud enthusiasts who work together to ensure that decisions made by HMH promote reliability, trust, financial transparency and responsible business practices. By combining the highest global standards with local know-how we have the ability to react quickly to local markets, changes and challenges. Our goal remains to continually achieve operational excellence and deliver superior service and results to both our owners and customers.
|Laurent A. Voivenel|
Chief Executive Officer
Laurent A. Voivenel is the Chief Executive Officer of HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings and holds over 30 years of outstanding hotel management experience with some of the world’s leading and most prestigious international hospitality brands.
In his distinguished and celebrated career, Laurent has been associated with legendary hotel chains such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts that took him to some of the most fascinating and challenging destinations across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East (Honolulu, Hawaii; Okinawa, Japan; Tahiti, French Polynesia; Cannes and Paris in France; Manama, Bahrain; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Aqaba, Jordan; Brummana in Lebanon; Dubai, UAE; etc).
During the course of his postings, he demonstrated superb management and leadership skills in varied senior positions overseeing strategic planning, business development, operations, financial and analytical processes, owner relations, brand conversion and communication.
Director of Finance
Rajesh Shettigar is the Director of Finance at HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings. Rajesh holds extensive experience in finance and has an impressive track record with HMH since 2007 serving the group in various senior finance positions.
A well-qualified professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from the prestigious NMAMIT, Nitte institute in India, and a Certified Public Accountant from New Hampshire – CPA Board of Accountancy, USA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), Rajesh leads the finance team at HMH.
In addition to his duties at the head office that include managing pre-opening budgets and forecasts, he is responsible for ensuring appropriate finance processes and procedures are operationally in place to successfully support the business on ground.
Director HR & Training
Liz Regan is the Director HR & Training at HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings. A senior executive management professional, Liz holds over 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry in areas of HR, Training Development, Learning, Organization and People Development.
She has worked with Emirates Palace, The Rezidor Group, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Grand Millennium, Le Meridien, Grand Hills Village Hotel etc. Last Position held was Director of Training with Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi where she was responsible for the development and training programs for the overall staff of 1200. She was also responsible for the development of a Departmental Trainer system and rolling our corporate training initiatives.
Liz has a BA Degree in Hotel & Catering Management, a Post graduate course – Institute of Training and Development as well as a Certificate Course to teach English as foreign language to adults RSA/Cambridge CETLA.
Director of Business Development
Cristina Polo is the Director of Business Development at HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings and is responsible for all sales, revenue optimization and marketing.
Cristina has over 15 years of strong experience in the field having worked with leading international brands like Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Le Meridien Hotels, The Rezidor Hotel Group, Country Inn & Suites. Her last position was with The Rezidor Hotel Group in Dubai as Director of Revenue Optimization Middle East (Arabic Peninsula, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia). She was in charge of maximizing revenue growth of 30 multi-brand hotels in the region.
Cristina has a Post Graduate Degree (DESS) in International Trade, Masters Degree in International Economics, Bi Deug in Economic Science & Spanish, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.
|Mohinder S Khurana|
Director of Technical Services
Mohinder S Khurana is the Director Technical Services at HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings. Having started his career working on ships and shipyards in Japan and Sweden, Mohinder embarked on his hospitality journey after a chance meeting with the President of Sheraton Hotels. He never looked back since and continued with his valuable contribution playing different roles in the industry from Project Manager to Chief Engineer to Director of Technical Services.
Over the years, Mohinder had the opportunity to work with many prestigious brands and properties such as Sheraton, Oberoi, Holiday Inn and Le Meridien. He has over four decades of experience and joined HMH in 2006. He is in-charge for all operational hotels and new projects under development and works in close co-ordination with owners, architects, design consultants and contractors.
Director of IT
B. Hariharan is the Director of IT at HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings. With a Masters Degree in Computer Application (MCA) and Masters Diploma in Software Engineering, he has over 14 years of solid experience in the hospitality IT industry having worked with Le Meridien - India and Taj Group of Hotels prior to joining HMH.
Hariharan joined HMH in 2004 and is responsible for formulating and implementing of IT systems, strategy, standards and infrastructure at both group and hotel pre-opening and operational levels. He oversees the designing, procurement and setting up of software, hardware and network for all managed hotels across the group.
Head of Revenue & Distribution
Jaya Raj is Head of Revenue & Distribution at HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings since March 2014. With an established track record in handling hotel revenue management, pricing, analysis and distribution, she is tasked with maximizing revenue of hotels under operation focusing on yielding and areas of opportunity.
Prior to joining HMH, Jaya was the Director of Revenue at Radisson Blu Hotels in Dubai. During the course of her 12 year career in the industry she has worked with Al Bustan Rotana - Dubai, The Oberoi - Mumbai and Hilton Towers - Mumbai. She has a post Graduate Diploma in marketing from CIM, UK and Bachelors in Hotel Management & Catering Technology from Pune University – India.
Head of Sales
Chris Bradley is the Head of Sales at HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings. A Canadian national, Chris is tasked for developing the strategic corporate segment with a special focus on regional and global key accounts. He will be responsible for soliciting and managing key accounts / prospects to ensure maximum yield in line with budget objectives.
With over 14 years experience in the hotel and travel, Chris has a proven track record in the Americas and the Middle East (particularly GCC) having worked with Fairmont, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Hertz.