Vice President Development – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group
Panos, a Greek national holds a BSc in Economics from the Aristotelian University in Greece and an MBA in International Hospitality Management from IMHI, a program established by Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Panos, started his career in the hospitality industry on an operational level in properties in Europe, the United States and the Middle East.
He moved to the Middle East in 2003 as Revenue Manager for the Novotel and Ibis World Trade Centre in Dubai before moving into the field of business development with Holiday Inn Express where his contribution was instrumental for the introduction of the brand in the GCC.
In 2007 Panos joined The Rezidor Hotel Group as Regional Director of Business Development where he drove growth for Rezidor through the execution of management contracts. His most recent position was with Taameer Real Estate Investment Co where Panos undertook various tasks ranging from business development, to equity raising, asset- and project management.
Since 2011 Panos is with the Wyndham Hotel Group. His role is to drive growth in the Middle East and Africa by focusing on new markets and the introduction of new brands under both management and franchise contracts.