Outrigger Enterprises Group recently appointed
Michael Cowan as Vice President Operations and Projects, Asia.
In this new position Mr Cowan will be
responsible for Outrigger's operational management and project
development throughout Asia. He will play a significant role in
helping drive Outrigger's expansion across the region. Mr Cowan
will also help maintain the integrity of the Outrigger brand in
Asia with a focus on new ground-up developments involving hotel
and residential properties in targeted Asian resort destinations.
Darren Edmonstone, Senior Vice President, Asia, of Outrigger
Enterprises Group said, "As part of Outrigger's expansion in Asia,
Michael will also be responsible for the critical planning of
future openings of new Outrigger properties in Asia, staff
recruitment, retention, and the quality and standards compliance
of all properties. With his immense experience of Asia, Michael
will play a vital role in Outrigger's growth in the region."
Mr Cowan, an Australian national, has 20 years' hotel
experience in Asia. He has held senior executive positions at
hotels in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Maldives,
Malaysia and Australia. Mr Cowan has worked with hotel companies
such as Banyan Tree, Hyatt International, Renaissance and Ramada.
Prior to joining Outrigger, Mr Cowan was a director of the
Phuket-based hospitality consultancy company C9 Hotelworks. At C9
Hotelworks he oversaw the planning of numerous mixed-use
developments, conducted evaluations of existing hotel operations
and carried out numerous audits and project feasibility studies.
His Asian hotel industry experience includes a particular
focus on developing mixed use resort and residential projects from
design to completion and operation.
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