Compiled by Sikha Thakur


James Lamb has been appointed as Board of Advisors for TraknProtect, a pioneer of location-based technology purpose-built for the hospitality industry and a leading employee safety button provider for several major hotel brands. He has served Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Le Meridian Hotels & Resorts, as the Global Chief Information Officer. To support aggressive portfolio growth, he oversaw strategic transformation of the IT infrastructure. He also utilized tactical sourcing to reduce costs while improving service distribution with over thirty years of experience in delivering efficiency and effectiveness for IT organizations.

KimptonThe Rowan Palm Springs

Nicholas Kabetso has been newly appointed as the as Director of Restaurants, Bars & Events to lead the four restaurant and bar concepts at the award-winning Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs. With more than 16 years of hospitality industry experience including several food & beverage leadership positions at resorts in Hawaii, Las Vegas and Connecticut, Kabetso comes to Palm Springs. At Hilton Anaheim he served as Director of Food & Beverage looking after operations spanning culinary, banquets and seven dining outlets within the Orange County, Calif, convention hotel.


Josy Karabolad has been appointed as Director Sales – The Americas for JOALI in both North & South America which will see Karabolad oversee sales.With more than 15-years luxury travel experience, Karabolad was most recently the Director of Sales for Taj hotels spending 9-years, overseeing Southern USA and South America. Being native in Brazilian Portuguese,Karabolad is fluent in English.She will be responsible for increasing the brand awareness by implementing sales strategies and market share out of these key regions.

The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa

Jay Sheldonhas named general manager for The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, a Gemstone Collection property located in Manchester Village, Vermont by Benchmark, a global hospitality company. With over 25 years of experience in luxury brand, Sheldon joins this new position with The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa.After successfully serving as Director, Operations he was promoted to the position of Hotel Managerfor the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

Lufthansa Group

Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner will undertake the worldwide sales activities of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines from January, 2021. In addition, Dr.Kreuzpaintner will join the Executive Board of Lufthansa Airlines as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), where he will be the sustainable development of the Munich hub, station and cabin crew managementin cooperation with Munich Airport. Since 2003, Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner has worked for Lufthansa. He began his career as Network Management in Frankfurt.

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