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Edmond has been recognized as an industry innovator receiving, among his many awards, the Trailblazer Award by Horwarth HTL Asia Pacific. And he continues to blaze new trails with Artyzen Hospitality Group as Vice Chairman. "Working with owners and developers, we want to create a product that will always be 'the first one' each Zitan, each Artyzen Hotel & Resort will be original."


After positions with Hyatt in Indonesia, Singapore, London and the company's Chicago headquarters as VP Finance from 1973 to 1989, he developed and co-founded Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, now recognized as one of the best resort brands in the world.   


Following that, he spent 13 years with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) culminating his time with IHG as Chief Advisor for Asia Pacific. He then advised the board of Dorsett Hotels International on their growth strategy during their IPO in 2010. Just prior to joining Artyzen Hospitality Group, Edmond was Chairman Greater China of Hilton Worldwide.  


In addition to his regular volleys on the tennis court, Edmond channels his energy and enthusiasm to charitable causes. He is currently extending the charter for Make-a-Wish Foundation International to China. "Giving back to the communities in which we will operate is part of the Artyzen Hospitality Group way of doing things too," he says.  


His all-round contributions have been duly recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards from the China Hotel Starlight Awards and the China Hotel Industry Leadership Summit (HVS).   

  


EDMOND IP Vice Chairman

Rogier has enjoyed a career that has bridged East and West - first arriving in Asia fresh from the famous HotelSchool The Hague to begin his career with Hyatt International in 1985. He held various positions including Director of Food and Beverage in Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Australia and Macau.


After eight years with Hyatt International, together with Pansy Ho he created an integrated lifestyle venue with fine dining, events and catering facilities in Hong Kong's Entertainment Building called QuoQuo. Following the sale of QuoQuo in 1996, Rogier returned to Europe where he established his eponymous consultancy business Studio Rogier, an interior design and hospitality project consultancy business based in Maastricht. In 2006, the business evolved into the Hong Kong-based China Bridge Strategic Company, a consultancy business providing hospitality, food & beverage and retail advisory services to large-scale real estate development and management companies in Europe and Greater China, including services provided to MGM Macau, Hong Kong Land and the Shanghai ChengtouYongye Development Co.


Rogier served as Consultant to Shun Tak Holdings starting from 2000 when he was tasked to set up the hospitality division including the Macau Tower management operation. In 2012,Rogier was named Executive Director, responsible for overseeing the strategic development and the assessment of business development opportunities in the fields of property management, hotel management, hotel development and concierge services.


As one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Artyzen Hospitality Group for Shun Tak, Rogier has been instrumental in assembling the senior team. Rogier: "We have the right balance between exceptionally experienced and fresh-faced talent on the team.  And whether the concept is derived from an Eastern cultural perspective or a concept imported from the West, as is the case with citizenM, the team all agree that 'innovation' and 'reinventing craftsmanship' will be the common and connecting threads to create a Group hospitality brand that we all hope will make a difference and, one day, enjoy a 'global' reputation."


ROGIER VERHOEVEN Vice-Chairman

Robbert has more than three decades of experience in the hospitality sector; 23 years with Hyatt Corporation alone, as well as time with Four Seasons and most recently with MGM.


His career began in 1982 as a Corporate Trainee for Hyatt Hotels Corporation at a 1200-room property in New Orleans, followed by assignments in Bangkok, Singapore, and Jakarta where he was responsible for the set-up of Hyatt's first Convention Services Department and was involved in several restaurant renovations.


Over the years he has acquired a particular expertise in "opening" hotels, with the opening of the Grand Hyatt Bali, Hyatt Regency Osaka and two Four Seasons Hotels in the Maldives.


From the Maldives, Robbert joined Shun Tak as Vice President Hotel Operation for MGM Macau in early 2007 handling the set-up, opening and on-going operations of all non-gaming services.


Robbert has been able to build great teams through selection, motivation and coaching. He has always held the belief that it is better to look for people with the right attitude and personality first, then teach the required skills.


Now at the helm of Artyzen Hospitality Group as President, one of Robbert's responsibilities is to develop a service culture for the Group, with distinctive features applied and tailored to the individual hotel brands.  One thing is certain across all the brands according to Robbert: "There won't be a typical layering of services. We want guests to feel that they can ask anyone, any member of our staff to assist them."



ROBBERT VAN DER MAAS President

Starting at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in 1988, then becoming Holiday Inn's first Chinese National company employee in 1994 and rising to become President of Greater China from 2011 to 2013, Jerry's own career success has mirrored that of IHG's in China, a company that he helped to propel to the top-ranked position in the region during his leadership tenure. Shun Tak is delighted to have Jerry on board, making use of his considerable knowledge and reputation to help build Artyzen Hospitality Group in Greater China.  


By the same token, Jerry is equally pleased to share his knowledge, ideas and insights with industry colleagues at large in China as that market continues to grow and evolve. He does so through his capacity as Vice Chairman of China Tourism Hotel Association. He also serves as a member of the China National Tourism Administration Platinum Five-Star Grading Committee. His many accolades also include his selection as "One of the Top 10 Figures in China's Hotel Industry" by the China Hotel Magazine for the years of 2006/07/08/12 and "International Hotelier of the Year 2012" by HVS Global Hospitality Service.


While Artyzen Hospitality Group promises guests a culturally rewarding experience across its properties - the culture of a sporting, healthy lifestyle will also be part of the offer according to Jerry.  He is a firm believer in incorporating exercise into one's lifestyle. He takes his gym gear with him when he travels or hits the pool when at home in Shanghai. In fact, keeping fit and keeping informed - is a passion shared by his fellow Artyzen Hospitality Group senior management team members.  


JERRY HUANG Senior Advisor, Greater China

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Ms. Pansy Ho is the Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited, a conglomerate listed in Hong Kong with core businesses in property, transportation, hospitality and investments.  


Ms. Ho also acts as the Co-Chairperson and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, and holds top capacities in travel and hospitality related businesses, including Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau, S.A.R.L. (STDM), Air Macau Company Limited, King Power Duty Free (Macau) Company Limited and Macau International Airport Company Limited.


Ms. Ho is dedicated to the promotion of tourism on the international front. She currently serves as an Executive Committee Member of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Vice Chairman of China Chamber of Tourism, Ambassador for the PATA Foundation, and is the first Chinese Ambassador of the Louvre Museum.


In 2011, Ms. Ho founded the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, and has instrumented an annual highlight event, the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau where Ms. Ho acts as its Secretary General.  The GTEF is established to drive a new chapter in the tourism industries across the world with a China focus.


Apart from her business endeavors, Ms. Ho devotes her time to a host of public services where she makes positive contributions to Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. Such participation includes being a Standing Committee Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Beijing, Standing Committee Member of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, Vice Chairman of China Women's Chamber of Commerce, Macau SAR Tourism Development Committee Member,and Honorary Consul of Peru in Macao.



PANSY HO Chairman

Roy's university studies are a happy example of how one's academic studies can actually be applied directly to one's chosen career path. His interest in organisational psychology in particular provided the perfect foundation for his start in the human resource field.


He has now worked across a variety of sectors and for top-notch firms including Jardines, JPMorgan Chase, Diageo, KPMG, Dragonair and most recently with Richemont.  With each industry and business he has added to and hones skill sets that come with businesses in the throes of mergers, acquisitions, and re-structuring.  Interspersed with his increasingly senior HR roles, he also continued his studies obtaining a Masters in Business Administration from HKUST in 2000.  


Joining Mandarin Oriental in 2003 was Roy's first foray into the hospitality sector.  In contrast to the investment banking, which he defines as a B2B business, in the hospitality sector "you can touch and feel the brand. You feel the service style."  Continuing in the sector, he was Corporate Director of HR Development with Rosewood Hotel Group from 2009 to 2012 during which time his focus was on developing the employer brand platform for the new and repositioned brands within that group's portfolio.


Now with Artyzen Hospitality Group as Senior Director of Human Resources, Roy is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and verve of the founding management team members. His prime responsibility at the moment is in formulating the HR strategy and building the operating platform to support the growth of the company.  He also relishes the creative opportunity that comes with the establishment of new brands such as Zitan and Artzyen Hotels & Resorts.





Roy Lam Senior Director of Human Resources

Allan joined Artyzen Hospitality Group's freshly minted management team in 2013 following time spent with InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) where he was responsible for the marketing, product and business development activities in China and Asia for the new IHG brand called Hotel Indigo.  He was also Chief Marketing Officer of Dorsett Hospitality International in Hong Kong helping to steer that group's successful IPO in 2010.


His own career success in the hospitality sector was preceded by a number of years in the dynamic FMCG sector working for ExxonMobil and BAT. Those were formative years, learning lessons that he has applied to the hospitality field - his own experiment in cross sector pollination including getting to know what makes one's customers tick. "Artyzen is not simply selling room nights on behalf of our owners,we're offering guests a lifestyle experience - something that they will find culturally rewarding - and that means really understanding what their desires and expectations are in life," says Yip.


The Singapore native studied in the UK and has worked across the Asia Pacific region including China.  




ALLAN YIP VP Marketing, Distribution and Brands PHOEBUS TANG Vice President Finance

Phoebus possesses more than 30 years of financial management experience in hospitality industry. He has worked in Hawaii, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. Since his college time, Phoebus has chosen Hospitality and Finance as the path for his career development.  He obtained a double major degree in Accounting and Hotel Management from University of Hawaii and joined Holiday Inn Worldwide after he had graduated.  Followed that, he held various key regional positions in InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), such as Regional Director of Hotel Finance & Business Support for Greater China and North Asia.  His major responsibilities included overseeing the finance function and providing business support to the hotels.  During his time with IHG, he was awarded as the Annual Best Area Director of Finance of the Group.


In 2005, Phoebus joined Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. as Managing Director for Hotel Management Division where he established the hotel division for the company.  He was responsible for strategy planning and operation management of the hotel division, which included 7 operating international branded hotels and 26 hotel development projects.


Phoebus joined Artyzen Hospitality Group as Advisor in 2014. As a member of the senior management team, Phoebus is mainly responsible for assessing the feasibility of the Group's hotel developing projects from financial point of view and providing professional advice to the operating hotels in order to drive the Group to achieve its financial objectives.