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EXECUTIVE PROFILES

Ethem Zagikyan

Managing Director & Principal

Continent Worldwide Hotels

email: ezagikyan@continenthotels.com
Tel: +7 914 741 46 06
Tel +90 532 673 25 84

With more than 26 years of hospitality experience working for the variety of hotel groups in Turkey, Russia, UAE, and Central Asia, Ethem has worked in various managerial positions such as Director of F&B, Executive Assistant Manager and General Manager roles within Hilton, Hyatt, Emperial, Iberostar, Hawthorn and Wyndham hotel groups.

 

He managed property openings and beside of Continent Worldwide Hotels, led the brand development committee of Pacific Plaza Hotel Management Company in Russia.

 

He developed Continent Hotels & Resorts Brand and its sub-brands which after converted collectively Continent Worldwide Hotels Ltd. With the support of his father -Veteran Hotelier- Jirayr Zagikyan who has wide hospitality and hotel operation experience.

 

Other key developments and franchised brands led by Ethem has included the several independent Food & Beverage Outlets and Concepts such as People Club, House of People Club & Lounge, People Fine Dining Cafe, Loona Club, Aromas Cafe, and Valentine’s Restaurant. 

 

Since 2006, Continent Worldwide Hotels, develops its path via Master Franchise partners and Regional Representatives, in East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa continents.

 

Bogac Gulderen

President

Operations & Franchise Development

Worldwide 

email: bgulderen@continenthotels.com
Tel: +90 533 297 47 57

Bogac Fethi Gulderen is the President / Operations & Franchise Development -Worldwide of Continent Worldwide Hotels, Turkey.

 

Bogac Fethi Gulderen is a seasoned hotel professional with wealthy Rooms Division, F&B, and General Hotel Management experience. During his career, he used to work International chain hotels such as Iberostar, Sheraton, and Emprial. He developed and opened/reopened the certain number of hotels and nowadays he continues to work within Continent Hotels & Resorts and looking after Operations and Franchise Developments Worldwide of the group with a corporate level.

 

He is in charge of developing Manuals and Operational Standards of brands and also Franchise Agreements globally.

 

Doug Collins

President

Operations & Franchise Development US - North & South America

email: 
Tel: +1 404 939 9780

Collins is President of DC Hospitality, a hotel brokerage firm based in Atlanta, Ga. DC Hospitality was formed in 2014 and offers comprehensive brokerage services to the hospitality industry throughout the country.

He is also CEO of Hospitality Lodging Systems, owner of the Budgetel and Haven Hotels Lodging hotel chains.

Collins served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta based America’s Best Franchising, a position he held since the company’s inception in January of 1993 to February 2014. 

 

Prior to joining America’s Best Franchising, Collins held positions as Chief Financial Officer and then as President of Days Inn of America, one of the world’s largest hotel franchise systems with more than 1,800 properties. 

 

With an exclusive development, since January 2018 he holds the Master Franchise and development rights of Continent Worldwide brands for North America and USA.

 

Bernard Houppertz

President

Operations & Franchise Development Asia & Africa

email: Bernard.Houppertz@continenthotels.com 

Tel: +32 496.23.48.35

Bernard Houppertz is the President / Operations & Franchise Development -Asia & Africa of Continent Worldwide Hotels, Turkey.

 

Spearheading operations & pre-openings for world-leading Hotel Groups, along with private brands and properties ranging from 5 to 3 Stars, managing facilities with 450+ rooms.

 

Demonstrated accomplishments in attaining high occupancy rates, generating progressively growing revenue and profitability targets, repositioning and re-branding existing properties to create successful global chains and leveraging HR capital to create high-performing teams that render 'par excellence' guest service.

He is in charge of developing Master Franchise structure and operations in Asia and Africa.

 

Wasiu Babalola

Senior Vise President & CEO

Continent Hotels & Resorts / AncyrA Hotels & Inns

Africa

email: svp.africa@continenthotels.com  

Tel: +234 (01) 3427811, +2348121123456

Dr. Wasiu Babalola is the Senior Vice President / CEO for Africa of Continent Worldwide Hotels, Turkey.

Dr Babalola is a Certified Professional of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), Nigerian Hotel & Catering Institute (FNHCI), Institute of Hospitality, UK (FIH). Institute of Tourism Professionals (ITP) and the Certified Board of Administrators of Nigeria (FCBAN). He is also a member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) among others.

He was the Managing Director for West Africa and served on the International Management Council (IMC) of Switzerland based Swiss International Hotels & Resorts between 2012 and mid 2017 during which he was actively involved in the entry of the brand into Africa and its expansions into 8 Cities in 5 Countries. He also served as Associate Consultant (Recruitment & Training) to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Guest House (Green Legacy Resort), Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeia.

 

Tunrayo Oni

Vice President

Operations & Franchise Development

West Africa

email: vp.westafrica@continenthotels.com  

Tel: +2348181994554

Motunrayo has over 10years experience in Executive Selection, Human Capacity Development, Franchise Evaluation, Operations Audit, E-Commerce & Revenue management systems.


She worked as Commercial Manager (Africa) for Swiss International Hotels & Resorts during which she was responsible for the brand e-commerce activities and revenue management across Africa.

 

Motunrayo holds a degree in Hospitality Management and Post Graduate Degree in Business Management. She is the Founder of Master Midas Consult, a Lagos based hospitality consulting firm and a member of the Institute of Hospitality, UK (IoH) and the Nigerian Hotel & Catering
Institute (NHCI).

 

Frank Inakoe

Regional Representative

Operations & Franchise Development

Indonesia

email: frank.inakoe@continentindonesia.com
Tel: +62 21 2988 8267

Frank is the Regional Development Representative of Continent Brand in Indonesia. He is graduated from Bandung Tourism Institute & Training Center. Follow some short courses of Hotel & Restaurant Management, Revenue & Yield Management,

 

Train the Trainer and other sales & marketing management. Developed Pacific Excelsior Hospitality in 2007 as a founder and since 2010 he and his company appointed as Continent Hotels Brand Franchise developer.

 

Sanjiv Narang

Regional Representative

Operations & Franchise Development

India

Sanjiv Narang is M.B.A., a Hotel Management Graduate and a certified Hotel Management Trainer from AHLEI, America, having over 21 years of experience in Hotel, Real Estate, and Hospitality Education Industry. He has worked with leading hotel chains i.e.: The Oberoi & Choice Hotels International.

 

He is Also a director with HAYES Institute Of Hotel Management, which is n a known name in hospitality education in India. He is an inspiring counselor, guide and the able administrator who leads his team from the front, raising the standards at every level in his quest for excellence. A Hotelier, A Consultant, A Career Coach. A Management Expert and A trainer,

 

Sanjiv brings with a sense of career development and professionalism that is both unique & productive. He is career hospitality professional with exposure to highest levels of luxury experience management.

 

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