Khiri Travel has appointed Andre van der Marck
as General Manager Thailand and Mark Remijan has been appointed as
Chief Financial Officer and Partner for the Khiri Travel Group.
Van der Marck, a Dutch national, was previously
a sales director at Compass Hospitality in Bangkok and held senior
executive positions in the travel industry in the region at
Transorient Asia, Indochina Services, Kuoni, and Chaweng Regent
Beach Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. Apart from Dutch, van der Marck
speaks English and German fluently and is proficient in Thai and
Remijan, a US national, has co-founded more than
a dozen companies in the region. He has extensive experience in
business planning, strategy, finance, fundraising, senior
management, and project and organization development. He
previously served as Director of Finance of Bed Management Company
and played a key role in the success of Shinta Mani Hotel, Hôtel
de la Paix and the Bed Supperclub group of companies.
In 2009 Remijan negotiated a strategic joint
venture with Nadathur Group, a co-founder of Infosys—a US$ 30
billion NASDAQ-n listed company—which resulted in the formation of
Ativa Hospitality, where he served as CFO until March 2012. He
also helped create SilverNeedle Hospitality in 2011.
Remijan received an MBA in Finance from the
Wharton School and has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical
Engineering from MIT. He is proficient in Khmer, Vietnamese, and
Thai and has been a business pioneer in Southeast Asia for 20
years. He was also VP for HOPE worldwide, an NGO that developed a
free health care and training hospital in Cambodia, a children's
village in the Philippines, a clinic in Vietnam and a vocational
training centre in Thailand.
"Andre and Mark bring to Khiri the highest
levels of business acumen, innovation, and strategic thinking,"
said Khiri CEO and co-founder, Willem Niemeijer. "Their mindset
fits perfectly with the socially responsible entrepreneurs' agenda
that drives Khiri Travel Group's vision for the future of travel
and tourism in the region."
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