|PROF. STEPHAN GERHARD|
FOUNDER & PARTNER TREUGAST SOLUTIONS GROUP
Prof. Dr. h.c. Gerhard founded TREUGAST Solutions Group more than 30 years ago and currently acts as CEO of the Mother Company Solutions Holding.
Prof. Dr. h.c. Stephan GERHARD is also Managing Partner of Horwath HTL Austria and owner of Solutions Holding. The Solutions Holding has, in addition to TREUGAST, investments in innovative hotel groups, such as "25hours" hotels, but also traditional businesses such as Arcona hotels, which are partly managed under the brand Steigenberger.
With over 30 years of consulting experience in the tourism industry and as a Certified Rating Advisor, especially in Central Europe he is an acknowledged industry expert.
He started his career in 1974 with an apprenticeship in hotel management and after a couple of years of practical experience in the hospitality business, he started his academic studies in Business Administration. Within this period he identified soon the need for impartial and highly specialized advisory services.
Because of his expert knowledge, Prof. Gerhard was called Resident Professor for "Hospitality Development" at FHM/University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore he is an active member of the hotel & tourism industry for several decades in the following institutions:
To honor his exceptional achievements for the hospitality industry Prof. Gerhard was awarded with the special award ’’Hotelier of the Year 2011“.
Experience (selected examples)
FORMER TOURISM MINISTER OF EGYPT
After his departure from public office in 2016, Zaazou returned to the private sector as a consultant working with a number of international and local prestigious organizations. Lately, he was appointed on October 2017, as the special advisor for the Secretary-General of the UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization).
Zaazou holds the following posts:
Zaazou, who attended many seminars and workshops both locally, regionally and internationally in the field of tourism was the first Egyptian Travel Pioneer that specialized in Green Tourism projects and the first to head the Green Tourism Unit at the Ministry of Tourism as well as Green related projects, he was the Ministry of Tourism representative for the mobilization of the Dahshour World Heritage site for community development project a model for development of cultural and natural dimension with a social perspective in partnership with UN agencies (lead by UNDP). He was also the Head of the Supreme Committee for transforming Sharm El Sheikh into a green the city.
Zaazou served on the boards of various prestigious associations including the Egyptian Tourism Federation, Egyptian Tourism Authority, Tourism Development Authority, and the Arab Tourism Organization, in addition to being a member of The UNWTO, (Vice Chairman of the Business Council), was chosen as the supervisor of the Arab tourism strategy by the council of the Arab ministers of tourism in 2014 among others.
Zaazou earned several awards from different organization such as e International Public Relations Associations (IPRA)
GG Value Management GmbH
Advisor for the portfolio management
|CONSULTING AND VALUATION|
TREUGAST Unternehmensberatungs-gesellschaft mbH
Great expert-knowledge in consulting and valuation of hotels
HOREAL Management- and Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Expert advice on the purchase and sale of properties, in particular of hotel properties and operational properties used by tourism
MAS Deutsche Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Extensive competence in management, development and administration of investment funds.
|CONCEPTION & CONSULTING|
Horwath Tourismus Consulting Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Due to the integration into the global Horwath network the company is the world's largest consultancy for hotels, tourism and leisure.