Chairman & CEO
Dr. Aron Harilela is the Chairman & CEO of Harilela Hotels Limited overseeing operations of the Group’s hotels within S.E. Asia and the Europe. Aron joined the group at their London office in 1994 and subsequently joined the Hong Kong headquarters in 1996.
Established in 1959 and still wholly owned by the Harilela Family, The Harilela Group is a Hong Kong based private company with extensive experience in hotel investment and management. The Group owns and operates some 15 properties across Hong Kong, China, the Far East, Europe, Canada and U.S. with a new property to be opened in New York in 2017. The Group has recently started its own brand. The Hari, London opened its door in August 2016. The Hari, Hong Kong is scheduled to open early 2020. The Group’s hospitality portfolio includes alliances with The InterContinental Hotels Group, Onyx Hospitality Group and Commune Hotels.
Aron was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in 2014 by The Government of Hong Kong SAR. He is the Deputy Chairman of the General Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC). He was also appointed as an Investment Promotion Ambassador (IPA) for InvestHK in year 2011. He is also the Honorary Secretary for the Business and Professional Federation (BPF) and an non-executive Chairman for Burson Marsteller in HK.
Aron graduated with an honours Bachelor degree in Law and Politics, and a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy, both from the University of Hull, England. He has written and published several articles on contemporary social political thought.