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Fri, 17 May 2019

Khiri Travel Appoints New CEO

Herman Hoven is to become the new Chief Executive Officer of Khiri Travel, effective 1 July 2019.

Herman, currently General Manager of Khiri Travel Indonesia, has been with Khiri for five years.

Herman Hoven. Click to enlarge.

Willem Niemeijer, the founder of the company and current CEO, will become Chairman – a non-operational position, which will allow him to focus full time on his current role as CEO of Yaana Ventures, Khiri’s parent company.

Khiri Travel has also appointed Keagan Willemsen as Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 July 2019.

Richard Brouwer will continue as Chief Commercial Officer of Khiri Travel, which was founded by Willem in 1993 and now has over 200 staff in 17 offices in seven countries in Asia.

“Herman will bring new energy and a full-time focus to leading Khiri Travel,” Willem said. “He has a proven track record in creating great travel experiences, is service-minded and is a caring leader with strong cross-cultural skills. Khiri management and staff will be empowered to take their passion for discovery to new heights, which will be evident in continuous innovation of product, service delivery and sustainability.”

 Over his 18 years in the travel industry, Herman has served as a resident manager of a resort in Phuket, worked in the cruise services and hotel sector in The Netherlands, and as a winter sports guide in Austria.

He is a graduate from the Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands where he studied International Tourism Management.

Yaana Ventures

Willem Niemeijer. Click to enlarge.

Willem will now devote his time to Yaana Ventures, where he and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Remijan, are developing new projects in the responsible tourism and hospitality sphere.

“I’m very proud of what the team at Khiri Travel has achieved in the past 26 years, and confident that Herman, Richard and Keagan will continue to add many more years of growth and success to Khiri Travel’s triple-bottom line,” said Willem. “These are exciting times for all of us.”

Apart from Khiri Travel, Yaana Ventures includes Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia, Anurak Lodge in southern Thailand, Ground Asia, and Visama Lodges.

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