George Jardine

George Jardine was born in Edinburgh, Scotland into a family of chefs. His grandmother was a pastry chef at Holyrood Palace and throughout the generations various family members chose to hone their skills in kitchens across Scotland. After completing his studies, George worked in various establishments in Scotland before moving to London and working under […]

Souhad El Hariri

Souhad brings a wealth of expertise in Sales and Marketing, Business Development, and revenue enhancement. The combination of her global experience, cultural awareness, and successful track record in driving commercial success uniquely positions her to contribute to her team. In her most recent role, she undertook the responsibility of transforming commercial success by championing priorities, […]

Andrea Frignani

Andrea joins Valor Hospitality with over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. Andrea pursued his passion in hospitality at a very young age by enrolling himself in the César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, where he graduated in International Business in Hospitality and Tourism. After embracing greatest levels of hospitality at the Baur au Lac, Zurich, […]

Tapan Piplani

Tapan’s hotel management studies were completed at the world-renowned Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development in India, followed by Certification in Hotel Real Estate and Revenue Management from Cornell University (USA) & the Revenue Academy UK. His successful hotel management career has demonstrated his very strong leadership abilities, with proven expertise in managing all aspects […]

Tomas Kastberg Andersen

With nearly 30 years of practical experience in some of the finest properties such as the Connaught, Berkeley and Stafford Hotels in London, Huka Lodge in New Zealand and ECHO Resorts in Sabah Borneo, Tomas is well poised to oversee the operations of Valor Asia. Tomas has a proven and solid 5-star hotel and resort […]

Paul Nisbett

Paul Nisbett is a high-performing senior hotel executive with over 20 years in the industry and a proven track record in the management and construction of financial services. Paul recently held the role of CFO of the Hotel Collection from April 2012 till February 2015, and was appointed as acting CEO to manage the group’s […]

Julien Bergue

Originally from Mauritius, Africa, Julien has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years and has dedicated his career towards hotel project development for the past 17 years. During this time, he has been part of the development of various internationally recognized luxury hotels and mixed-use developments, which are some of the most iconic properties […]

Michael Pownall

After receiving his Hotel management degree and growing his early management career within several of the UK’s leading luxury hotels, Michael first emigrated to Cape Town in 1995, joining Southern Sun hotels.In 1998 he became General Manager of the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel, owned by Orient Express Hotels. Staying with Orient Express, Michael moved to […]

Tony Romer-Lee

Since graduating in Hotel Management, Tony held General Manager positions with several industry icons such as Singita, Cape Grace; One & Only Cape Town; and most recently, serving as CEO for the Collection by Liz McGrath, with responsibility for three Relais and Chateaux Hotels in Cape Town, South Africa. After more than 25 years in […]