Wolfgang M. Neumann new Chairman Board of Trustees Hotelschool The Hague

22 November, 2017
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Hotelschool The Hague is proud to announce that effective 1 January 2018, Wolfgang M. Neumann has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He replaces Guido van Woerkom, who has served in this capacity for the past twelve years. Max Merkx, Interim- President of the Board of Directors: “We welcome Wolfgang M. Neumann in his new role as chairman of the Board of Trustees and are looking forward to jointly accelerate the future growth of Hotelschool The Hague. He has been a member of our Board of Trustees since 2014. We know him as an open, business-minded and committed person.”

Until June 2017, Neumann was CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group and is since then a member the company’s Board of Directors. Rezidor is listed in Stockholm and has a portfolio of 450 hotels and 100,000 rooms in over 80 countries.

Before joining Rezidor, he was CEO for Arabella Hospitality Group in Munich, Germany and a member of the supervisory board of Schoerghuber Holding. Prior to that he spent over 20 years with Hilton, where his last position was President for Europe and Africa

Neumann also serves as the Chairman of the International Tourism Partnership, a non-profit industry association, bringing together the world’s most powerful hotel companies for combined action and quantifiable commitments to improved sustainability and social justice.  He was born in Austria, educated at the Institute for Hotel & Tourism Management Klessheim (Austria), and attended Senior Executive Management Courses at Insead Management School (Fontainebleau, France) and Cornell University (Ithaka/N.Y., USA).

Wolfgang M. Neumann: “I am extremely proud to succeed Guido van Woerkom as chairman of the Board of one of Europe’s leading Hospitality Business Schools. Hotelschool The Hague has been the best public Hotelschool in the Netherlands for years in a row since 2014. I look forward to building on this success.”

Guido van Woerkom has been President of the Board of Trustees since 2005. In the twelve years that he was involved with Hotelschool The Hague, he has been working for the internationalisation and the growth of the school. The latter amongst others by the opening of a second campus in Amsterdam in 2012.

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Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded in 1929 by the hospitality industry to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and knowledge. Since its foundation, the Hotelschool has become an international school specialised in hospitality management offering a 4-year Bachelor's degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management. This degree course is also available as the accelerated International Fast Track programme. Our 13 month Master Hospitality Management programme is designed to deliver the next generation of hospitality innovators.

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