Kai is the founder and owner of the HTM Management Consultancy, an international boutique hospitality and tourism management consultancy for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Having provided professional advisory services since 1998, HTM was formally established in 2007.
Kai is a leading expert for hospitality real estate in Indochina – hotel, resort, casino and other mixed-use developments – with a proven track record of over 40 successfully completed projects. He has also been involed in a variety of public sector tourism development projects in the region, working with donors and local governments on capacity buillding, labor market assessment, technical and vocational education and training and other short-term assignments in the hospitality and tourism sector.
Currently being involved in a 4 billion US$ mixed-use resort and casino complex in Vietnam as well as two upscale hotel and resort developments in Laos, Kai is heading a team of foreign and local senior consultants, each with an average of 20 years experience in their respective field. HTM holds offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with affiliates in Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Yangon.
As CEO of the HTM, former Vice Chairman of the EuroCham Tourism and Hospitality Sector Committee and member of the VBF Tourism Working Group, Kai has been organizing and chairing various tourism and hospitality conferences and been invited as distinguished speaker to a range of high-level events. On the occasion of the upcoming Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, 6-8 June 2017, Luang Prabang, he is very pleased to be able to share his views and experiences on the crucial topic of “Talent Management”.
Kai holds a Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Toulouse II – Le Mirail, France, a Bachelor degree from Hotel Management School Berlin, Germany, and additional qualifications in Tourism Development from the renowned Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, USA.