UAE-based IAHGM appoints president of Greater China chapter

David Chan has joined The International Association of Hotel General Managers; he is currently based in Hong Kong

David Chan
David Chan

The International Association of Hotel General Managers (IAHGM), has appointed David Chan as the president of its Greater China Chapter.

Chan has more than 30 years’ hotel experience with Peninsula, Regent, Marriott and Hyatt. Most recently he served as general manager of Grand Hyatt Guangzhou and the area vice president of Hyatt International, overseeing Park Hyatt Guangzhou, Hyatt Regency Chongqing, Hyatt Regency Dongguan, Hyatt Regency Guiyang, Park Hyatt Sanya Sunny Bay, Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay, and the pre-opening of Andaz Sanya.

He is currently the professor and director of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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IAHGM president and founder Leon Larkin said in a statement: "David’s involvement is a huge asset for us and he is an incredibly talented hotelier who has touched many lives during his long tenure in the hospitality industry. As well as demonstrating exceptional skill, he leads a strong example with his commitment to public service and education. David will focus on a number of exciting projects to create significant value for the growing number of GMs in China’s dynamic hotel sector."

Chan added: "IAHGM has developed an outstanding value proposition and this offering represents a number of significant benefits for members in China. I am very much looking forward to working with the team to spread the word and develop IAHGM’s presence further, in order to support more GMs succeed in their careers and beyond."

Launched in 2016, IAHGM is a global member-based association for hotel general managers within the hospitality industry. It provides independent career development and executive placement, alongside expert advisory/consultancy services, from a wide portfolio of personal and professional benefits.

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