Speaker Profile

Bernard Micallef

Senior Industry Specialist - Hotels, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Glion Hotel School graduate with 30 years experience within the hospitality industry in various countries. I have held various positions within leading hotel companies such as Hilton, Corinthia Hotels & Resorts and Westin Hotels & Resorts and have also headed Glion Consulting Services in Switzerland.  Prior to joining IFC I was the Managing Director for the Donbass Palace the first luxury hotel in Ukraine and the Opera Hotel Ukraine both members of the Leading Hotels of the World and have also acted as the Owner's Representative for the development and opening of the Hyatt Regency Kiev.

As Senior Industry Specialist at IFC my role is to provide industry expertise and analysis throughout the project investment cycle including establishing the strategy for hotel investments, business development, screening and appraising hotel investments.  I also help manage a portfolio of around 50 investments with a focus on the more challenging projects.