regional EXECUTIVE PROFILES
Operations & Franchise Development US - North & South America
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.
Operations & Franchise Development Asia & Africa
Tel: +32 422.214.171.124
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.
Sulaiman E. Huntangadi
Operations & Franchise Development
A successful record of managing hospitality and retail business. Extensive experience in Food & Beverage Management. Skilled communicator with in proven ability to solve problems, reorganizes and improves poorly performing companies. Strong background in general management, marketing, design & planning, R&D, training and purchasing.
34 years experience in Hotel & Restaurant Business in ASEAN countries region, experience in Food & Beverage retail Business Experience in International Trade of Food & Beverages Business Hotel management diploma with Master degree of Marketing (S2)
Marketing vision with finance analysis ability ,Excellent communication skill Good trainer and team motivator, Strong leadership, Honest and open minded Innovative idea, Sharp sense of business
Senior Vise President & CEO
Continent Hotels & Resorts / AncyrA Hotels & Inns
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.
Franchise Development & Operational Support - South Asia
Hammad Zia s the Vice President / Operations & Franchise Support -South Asia of Continent Worldwide Hotels, Turkey.
He possesses 20 + years of experience in 5 countries for Hospitality Management with five to three star
Hotels, Key strength is in Business Development, Hospitality Management, Training and Development of
the team members.
A great believer of the balance score card (Guest satisfaction, associate morale, financial results) and a
motivator through strong communication & interpersonal skills with the natural ability to identify and capitalize upon opportunities to maximize business growth.