Speaker Profile

Nick van Marken

Global Head - Hospitality

Nick leads the international Travel, Hospitality and Leisure (THL) advisory practice.  Recognised as a leader in its field, the team is part of Deloitte’s global THL industry group, which provides corporate finance, consulting, tax and assurance services to the international hospitality industry.

Nick serves a wide spectrum of hospitality clients including corporates, PE, SWF, institutional, RE and private family/HNWIs; and encompassing owners, investors, lenders, developers and operators.  He advises on commercial strategy, M&A, development, operational, restructuring and performance issues. He has both lived and worked in Africa and the Middle East for most of his professional career.

Earlier in his career, Nick was responsible for real estate and hospitality consulting services in EMEIA with Arthur Andersen, based in London and the Gulf.  This followed 8 years spent with PKF in London and Hong Kong.  His experience in industry includes periods with Holiday Inn and Sun International in Southern Africa, and Gleneagles and Meridien in Europe.

Extensively travelled, Nick has worked in over 70 countries over a 30-year career.  He is a familiar figure at major industry events; serves on the Board of STRG and regularly quoted in the financial and trade press.