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About S Hotels & Resorts

We are S Hotels & Resorts, a hotel investment and resort management company that was developed and launched during the expansion of Singha Estate Public Company Limited. Through our property management and asset ownership, we strive to create unique travel experiences for our guests while driving financial growth and creating value for our stakeholders.

Corporate Information

S Hotels & Resorts Co., Ltd (SHR) was founded in 2014 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Singha Estate PLC, formed to consolidate the group’s hotel business which at the time included two resorts in Thailand – Santiburi Samui and Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort.

A year later, we acquired Jupiter Hotels (UK) which brought an additional 29 hotels into our fold, and by 2016 the SHR portfolio included 31 hotels totaling 3,393 rooms.

In 2018, the launch of “The Reserve” all-villa wing added 19 units to Santiburi Samui. In the same year, we also acquired six Outrigger hotels in Fiji, Phuket, Koh Samui, Mauritius, and Maldives, bringing the total number of properties in our portfolio to 4,271 rooms in 37 hotels.

By the end of 2019, we offer guests a portfolio of 39 properties in 5 countries with a total of 4,647 keys and provide guests with the opportunity to experience the best destinations from a unique perspective while enjoying World-Class facilities and tailored services.

Our Vision

To be a premier hotel investment and resort management company that sets new benchmarks for a quality leisure and lifestyle while maintaining a strong sustainable development philosophy and providing real benefits for local communities. We achieve our goals through the creation of innovative home-grown brands such as SAii Resorts, Miss Olive Oyl restaurant, Mr Tomyam eatery and Lèn – Be Well, as well as forming strategic global partnerships with proven companies such as Hilton Global, Café del Mar and Hard Rock International.

Culture & Values

At S Hotels & Resorts, we follow the core values of PRIDE which identifies the key behaviours that empower our employees to make a difference, elevate the team, the company, and our products to rise above the competition:

Partnership

Build good relationships and co-operate with
others to achieve common goals.

Refined

Strive to offer the best quality
products and services.

Integrity

Persist in commitment to sustainability and treat
others with honour and equality.

Dynamic

Be positive and ready to cope with all
different situations.

Entrepreneurship

Work with passion and dedication to
meet our objectives.

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Board of Directors

Mr. Sompong Tantapart

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Independent Director, and Chairman of the Audit Committee

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Mr. Sompong Tantapart

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Independent Director, and Chairman of the Audit Committee

AGE: 61 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Public Management, Chulalongkorn University
  • Bachelor of Accounting, Thammasart University

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • Director Certification Program (DCP 210/2015)

OTHER TRAININGS: None

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2017 – 2018: Vice Chairman and Chairman of Executive Directors, Dhanarak Asset Development Co., Ltd.
  • 2016 – 2018: Principal Advisor on Strategic Tax Administration (Finance and Banking)
  • Plan and Policy Analyst, Revenue Department
  • 2014 – 2018: Director, The Erawan Group Public Company Limited
  • 2014 – 2017: Director and Executive Director, Dhanarak Asset Development Co., Ltd.
  • 2014 – 2015: Deputy Director-General, Revenue Department

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: None

Limited Company None

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mr. Praisun Wongsmith

Independent Director and member of the Audit Committee

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Mr. Praisun Wongsmith

Independent Director and member of the Audit Committee

AGE: 59 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Economics/Finance, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Bachelor of Economics, Oklahoma State University, USA

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • IT Governance and Cyber Resilience Program (ITG 8/2018)
  • Ethical Leadership Program (ELP 10/2017)
  • Advanced Audit Committee Program (AACP 24/2016)
  • Boards that Make a Difference (BMD 1/2016)
  • Role of the Chairman Program (RCP 37/2015)
  • Director Certification Program (DCP 92/2007)
  • Director Accreditation Program (DAP 11/2004)

OTHER TRAININGS: None

WORK EXPERIENCE:

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company:

  • Independent Director, TMB Bank PCL
  • Independent Director, CAT Telecom PCL.
  • Chairman of the Board and Independent Director, Thantawan Industry PLC

Limited Company

  • Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, Jakpaisarn Estate Co., Ltd.
  • Director, P Advisory Co., Ltd
  • Independent Director, Islamic Bank Asset Management Ltd.
  • Director, PW Consultants Co., Ltd.

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: Independent Director, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mr. Jukr Boon-Long

Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee

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Mr. Jukr Boon-Long

Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee

AGE: 61 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Master in International Politics and Economy, University of Detroit, USA
  • Bachelor of Law from Ramkhamhaeng University

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • None

OTHER TRAININGS: None

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2012 – TBA: Ambassador to Israel
  • 2014 – TBA: Ambassador to Norway

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: Director and Member of Audit Committee, Glow Energy PCL

Limited Company None

Organization/Institution: Ambassador to Myanmar

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Dr. Chayanin Debhakam

Director and Member of the Executive Committee

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Dr. Chayanin Debhakam

Director and Member of the Executive Committee

AGE: 48 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Doctorate degree in Business Administration, Rattana Bundit University
  • Master of Management, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University
  • Biomedical Science, Kingston University, United Kingdom.

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • Director Certification Program (DCP 191/2014)

OTHER TRAININGS:

  • Securities & Exchange Commission Capital Market Leader Program: Building Competitiveness of Nation and Thai Capital Market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Advanced Certificate Course in Politic and Governance in Democratic Systems for Executive 12
  • Advanced Certificate Course in Judicial Training for Executive 15

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Director, Boonrawd Brewery Company Limited
  • Director, C.V.S. Syndicate Company Limited
  • Director, Leo Links Company Limited
  • Director, Fine Food Capital Company Limited

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: None

Limited Company

  • Director of 15 subsidiaries and/or joint ventures of the company
  • Director, Park Industry Company Limited
  • Director, CTG 2002 Company Limited
  • Director, Mahasan Enterprise Company Limited
  • Director, Angthong Power Company Limited
  • Director, Siam Parboiled Rice Company Limited
  • Director, Khao Pun Dee Company Limited
  • Director, Absolute Power P Company Limited
  • Director, Solar Innovation Company Limited
  • Director, G-Force Company Limited
  • Director, Bangkok 12 Company Limited
  • Director, Kasem Wanarom Company Limited
  • Director and Deputy Managing Director, Singha Corporation Company Limited

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mr. Naris Cheyklin

Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee

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Mr. Naris Cheyklin

Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee

AGE: 56 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Accounting, Thammasat University
  • Bachelor of Accounting, Thammasat University

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • Director Certification Program (DCP 9/2002)

OTHER TRAININGS:

  • Institute of Metropolitan Development (Class 4/2015)
  • Advanced Security Management Program (Class 4/2013)
  • Capital Market Academy Leader Program (Class 2/2006)
  • Organizational Risk Management Program, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University (Class 2/2004)
  • Corporate Financial Strategies, Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, U.S.A.
  • Executive Development Program in Real Estate Management, Thammasat University (1993)
  • Computer Audit Program, Arthur Andersen
  • General Audit Program, SGV-Na Thalang, Bangkok and SGV Manila, Philippines

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2015 – 2017: Director, S36 Property Company Limited
  • 2014 – 2017: Chairman, Nirvana Development Company Limited
  • 2014 – 2017: Director, Thai Setakij Insurance Public Company Limited
  • 2012 – 2013: President of Thai Shopping Center Association
  • 1998 – 2013: Senior Executive Vice President, Central Pattana Public Company Limited

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: Director, Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Nirvana Daii Public Company Limited

Public Company: None

Limited Company

  • Chairman, Nirvana River Company Limited
  • Director of 31 subsidiaries and/or joint ventures of the company
  • Director, Siratan Company Limited
  • Director, Interaccy Company Limited
  • Director, Inthanon Club Resort Company Limited

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mrs. Thitima Rungkwansiriroj

Director and Member of the Executive Committee

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Mrs. Thitima Rungkwansiriroj

Director and Member of the Executive Committee

AGE: 56 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Accounting, Thammasat University
  • Bachelor of Accounting, Thammasat University

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • Director Certification Program (DCP 131/2015)
  • Director Accreditation Program (DAP 65/2007)

OTHER TRAININGS:

  • Advanced Management Program, INSEAD Business School, Singapore
  • Advance Derivative and Financial Risk Management, Hong Kong
  • CFO Becoming a Strategic Partner, Singapore
  • CFO Regional Summit Forum, Singapore

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2017 – 2018: President and Director, Sukhumwit Asset management Company Limited
  • 2014 – 2016: Executive Director, KPMG Phoomchai Advisory (Thailand) Limited
  • 2010 – 2013: Executive Vice President – Group CFO, Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Company Limited
  • 2007 – 2010: First Senior Vice President - Head of Equity Investment, Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited
  • 2003 – 2007: Group Chief Financial Officer, GMM Grammy Public Company Limited

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: None

Limited Company Director of 13 subsidiaries and/or joint ventures of the Company

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mr. Terachart Numanit

Director

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Mr. Terachart Numanit

Director

AGE: 61 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University, New York, USA

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • None

OTHER TRAININGS: None

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2017: Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Nirvana Daii Public Company Limited Director of 5 subsidiaries and/or joint ventures of Nirvana Daii Public Company Limited
  • 2014 – 2017: Chief Design and Construction Officer, Singha Estate Public Company Limited Director of 8 subsidiaries and/or joint ventures of the Company
  • 2003 – 2014: Executive Vice President, Central Pattana Public Company Limited

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: None

Limited Company None

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mr. Thiti Thongbenjamas

Director

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Mr. Thiti Thongbenjamas

Director

AGE: 45 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
  • Executive Master of Business Administration, San Francisco State University (Concurrent), U.S.A.

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • None

OTHER TRAININGS: None

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2009 – 2017: Vice President, Chief Finance & Controlling Officer, Asia Pacific & China Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
  • 2007 – 2017: Director, Siam Resort Company Limited
  • 2009 – 2017: Director, MH&R Man (Thailand) Limited
  • 2013 – 2017: Director, MH&R Asia (ROH) Limited

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: Director and Member of the Executive Committee, Nirvana Daii Public Company Limited

Limited Company Director of 9 subsidiaries of the company

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Mr. Dirk André Lena
De Cuyper

Executive Director, Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Dirk André Lena
De Cuyper

Executive Director, Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer

AGE: 52 Years Old

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management, Brussels Erasmus University, Belgium

DIRECTOR TRAINING COURSES BY THAI INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (IOD):

  • Director Certification Program (English Program) (DCP 247/2017)

OTHER TRAININGS: Executive Leadership - Cornell, IMD and LBS

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2012 – 2015: Regional General Manager Thailand & General Manager Millennium Hilton Bangkok, Hilton Worldwide
  • 2012: Senior Director – Openings, Hilton Worldwide, Regional Office Shanghai, PR China
  • 2009 – 2012: General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, PR China

OTHER CURRENT POSITIONS:

Listed Company: None

Public Company: None

Limited Company Director of 20 subsidiaries and/or joint ventures of the company

Organization/Institution: None

State Enterprise: None

Family Relation with Other Directors: None

Lawsuits in the 10 Preceding Years: None

Meet the management

Mr. Dirk De Cuyper

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Mr. Dirk De Cuyper

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dirk De Cuyper began his hospitality career in his native Belgium, quickly rising through the industry ranks and moving to New York, Indonesia and later Malaysia where he was engaged as General Manager at Hilton Kuala Lumpur. He went on to helm a number of Hilton Group properties across Asia and Australasia before becoming Senior Director of Operations – Openings, looking after the China market out of the Hilton Worldwide regional office in Shanghai.

Over the last three years, Dirk has led the team at S Hotels and Resorts (SHR), growing the brand's business portfolio to 39 hotels in five countries (Thailand, Maldives, Fiji, Mauritius, U.K.) through the successful application of varied business modules, including M&A, resort purchase, and hotel management agreements. He has also developed partnerships with several global brands, including Curio Collection by Hilton, Hard Rock International, and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Though strategic investment, Dirk has overseen the upgrade and expansion of Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort, integrated Grand Reserve Pool Villa concept at Santiburi Koh Samui, purchased six Outrigger resorts, and been integral to the development of CROSSROADS Maldives, the nation's first and largest integrated tourist destination.

Dirk has also established unique projects including a Marine Discovery Centre on Phi Phi Island, a Junior beach club & camp concept and a Be Well project amongst properties, all of which have contributed significantly to S Hotels and Resorts’ fast-expanding global reach.

Ms. Kankanid Wichitcharoen

Senior Vice President, Finance

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Ms. Kankanid Wichitcharoen

Senior Vice President, Finance

When she first graduated with an accounting degree, Kankanid Wichitcharoen landed an accounting position at a resort in Rayong, Thailand. In the three decades since, she has steadily risen through the ranks in accounting and finance, where she has held many posts with group responsibilities. In her current role at S Hotels and Resorts (SHR), Ms Kankanid leads the finance teams of SHR corporate, CROSSROADS project, as well as other management properties under the SHR portfolio.

She has been instrumental in ensuring the sustainable expansion of the group, including risk assessment, data collection and analysis. She also carries out performance analysis at the corporate level as well as internal audits controls, in which she looks at both corporate processes and all SHR managed properties to reform or initiate standard operating procedures and align key systems.

Mrs. Kornkamol Tantinam

Vice President, Human Resources and Brand Culture

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Mrs. Kornkamol Tantinam

Vice President, Human Resources and Brand Culture

Kornkamol Tantinam has a strong background in hospitality training and human resources spanning nearly two decades, during which she has put her natural nurturing traits to good use with a genuine commitment to the team.

In her role overseeing human resources and brand culture at S Hotels and Resorts, she ensures that organizational structure and staffing levels are maintained at an optimal level to accomplish company goals, all the while evaluating company culture to achieve the same objectives.

In addition to creating big-picture strategic recruitment plans within a diversified brand and property portfolio, she also helps set out training and organizational development plans to meet personal, professional, and organizational needs of individual company employees. Attractive employment value propositions and succession plans are implemented to motivate and reward team members and ensure a smooth running of HR issues.

She is passionate about equal opportunity and gender diversification in the work force, and well as localising employment opportunities from the community.

Ms. Meg E. Evans

Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

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Ms. Meg E. Evans

Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

A life-long sales and marketing professional, Meg brings with her over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She started her career in her native New Jersey, USA with the Hilton group, later joining Starwood as Assistant General Manager before returning to Hilton as Director of Sales. She then moved to Marriott International where she would spend the next 14 years in various Area and Country sales and marketing roles in Nazareth in Israel, Prague, Continental Europe, Thailand, Caribbean and South America, and Jordan.

She joins S Hotels and Resorts from Minor Hotels, where for close to eight years she served as Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Southeast Asia. In her previous role, she oversaw the sales and marketing efforts for 22 hotels across Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She also reorganized and restructured the cluster sales team in Thailand consisting of 60 people, as well as supervised the hospitality group’s global sales organization in 17 countries.

In the past, the hotels under her watch consistently achieved or exceeded budgeted revenue and RevPar. She was able to increase market share for her hotels, and gain global recognition with the winning of awards. As a certified sales and marketing facilitator, Meg is well versed in all aspects of the business, including advanced prospecting, business transient sales, dynamic selling, and sales negotiation.

At S Hotels and Resorts, she will be planning and executing global marketing and sales strategies to stimulate demand for room nights, drive incremental revenues, stimulate product demand and target market share for the brands and hotels.

Mrs. Elinor Drennan Spindel

Senior Director, Global Revenue and Market Strategy

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Mrs. Elinor Drennan Spindel

Senior Director, Global Revenue and Market Strategy

S Hotels & Resorts A seasoned revenue management professional with 15 years of revenue and market strategy experience, Elinor joins S Hotels and Resorts with a proven track record of driving RGI across multiple countries and brands.

She got her start in hospitality in her native England, where she was the Cluster Inventory Manager for Manchester Marriott Hotels before moving on to lead the revenue strategy at Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel following a major refurbishment. From there, she joined The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel, in the same role, where she led a complete overhaul of the revenue management systems to grow RGI by 21.8% in the first year following a multi-million-dollar renovation and continued growth the following year despite operating in a severely depressed market.

She was then appointed Country Director of Revenue Strategy at Marriott Hotels Jordan where she led the cluster revenue and reservation teams in three distinct hotels. She then moved to Marriott International’s Revenue Management Remote Solutions Organization where as Director of Revenue Strategy she successfully led the transition from property Revenue Management to the Revenue Management Remote Solutions (RMRS) for eight hotels, encompassing four brands in four countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Most recently she was the Director of Market Strategy at Marriott International’s Cluster Revenue Management Organization Dubai where she grew the organization from eight to 16 hotels and included the development and execution of strategy across 10 brands. During her five years here, Elinor also supported hotel openings, as well as five Starwood hotels through the Marriott system integration. In her new role at S Hotels and Resorts, she will be implementing hotel revenue management objectives to maximize revenues and profit through rate and inventory management, taking an active business development role to support the hospitality group’s hotels and resorts in the Maldives and Thailand, and to implement destination revenue strategy for the groundbreaking project CROSSROADS Maldives.

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