Chairman & CEO
Simon is the Chairman and CEO of HOFTEL, which he founded in 2005, having seen the need for an owners’ network when he had served as CFO of the half-billion dollar hotel investment platform, Hospitality Europe BV (“HEBV”). Prior to working at HEBV, Simon had spent ten years at JP Morgan, eventually becoming the global hotel industry coverage investment banker. After HEBV, he went on to be CFO of luxury resort group Six Senses and then Chief Development Officer at Onyx Hospitality, both in Bangkok.
Simon has a first class degree in Modern History from Oxford University and has also stood for Parliament in the UK.