Wharf Hotels announces new executive appointments

Wharf Hotels announces new executive appointments

Wharf Hotels has appointed Roger Shing as Group Director Purchasing, strengthening its purchasing power with Roger as a respected new member of its robust Finance division.

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Spearheading the group’s procurement strategy, Roger will lead the pre-opening procurement programmes for new hotels, formulate strategic plans to develop new hotel products, guide purchasing decisions to support the group’s branding strategies, and establish standards across Wharf Hotels’ purchasing teams.

“Roger’s solid background in corporate procurement combined with his international network and business integrity makes him an ideal fit for Wharf Hotels, as we seek to streamline our purchasing approach and put our guests comfort and well-being first. With 25 years of experience in hospitality procurement, I am delighted to welcome Roger to our team of professionals,” said Lucinda Chan, Vice President Finance, Wharf Hotels.

Formerly Corporate Director of Procurement for Rosewood Hotel Group based in Hong Kong, Roger Shing oversaw 12 hotels in the region for its 3 brands, formulating strategic plans and purchasing standards. Previous roles included careers with Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong and the Furama Hotel.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Institute of Purchasing and Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK), Roger holds a degree in business administrative management from the University of South Australia. An avid traveller, Roger is an 80’s British music fan, enjoys cooking and holds a black belt certificate in Karate.

Revenue management professional, Ms. Carol Tsai, has joined Wharf Hotels as Group Director Revenue Management and Distribution, taking the lead on crafting new strategy for more profitable revenue share across Niccolo and Marco Polo Hotels.

Formerly with Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts based in Phuket subsequent to her revenue role with Outrigger Hotels and Resorts for Asia Pacific, Carol brings with her a wealth of knowledge in rate analysis, dynamic pricing and OTA management.

“I am delighted to welcome Carol to my team and to the Wharf Hotels family. As a respected sales and marketing leader, Carol introduces her expertise to the luxury corporate and leisure traveler and will provide our hotels with support and direction on new market segmentation opportunities,” said Sandy Russell, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Wharf Hotels.

A Masters graduate in Hotel and Food Service Management from Florida International University, Carol completed a stint with Mandarin Oriental Macau before expanding her role into the region.

At leisure, she enjoys traveling, watching new movies, cooking, baking and playing tennis.