Wolfgang M Neumann
Chairman, Board Director & former CEO - Rezidor Hotel Group
Wolfgang is the former CEO of the Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the most dynamic hotel companies in Europe with over 450 hotels in 80 countries. He now serves on the board of Rezidor, and has a portfolio non-executive roles, amongst others Chairman of the International Tourism Partnership and Chairman of the Hotel School The Hague.
Great design is local and should create an emotional connection with people. It needs to serve all stakeholders and support the business, not the ego of a design guru. The space needs to be optimised and the application of sustainable methods and utilisation of sustainable materials is no longer a nice to have.