Published On: Wed, Mar 28th, 2018

CHATA Board Elections 2018

Handelskade-Willemstad-Curacao-IstockWILLEMSTAD - CHATA's Board Election is coming up. Every year CHATA elects several new board members to join its board of directors. This year the board elections will take place on April 9th at 9.00AM at the Avila Beach Hotel, where all members will have the opportunity to elect those who they wish to represent them on the board.

CHATA is a private sector association consisting of over 200 members who either operate in the hospitality industry or work closely together with the sector.  Every year during the Annual General Member Meeting, the members have the opportunity to elect members for the Board of Directors. All members can nominate a fellow member or themselves for a board position to represent the membership.

The CHATA Board is a rotating board in which every year a couple of board positions are open for election. The board always consists of 8 members who represent an accommodation and 3 allied members who represent important stakeholders in the hospitality industry. During the upcoming board election, the members have the opportunity to elect 7 new board members, 6 members who represent an accommodation and 1 allied member.

The accommodation candidates running for the board are : Alette Borger (Dolphin Suites), Frank Holtslag (Floris Suite Hotel), Julian Castañeda (Sunscape Resort & Casino) Maylin Trenidad (Renaissance Resort & Casino), Oliver Zahn (Baoase Luxury Resort), Sean Ruiter (Pietermaai Boutique Hotel) and Stephane Clar (Hilton Curaçao).The allied candidates running for the board are: Jeroen Kibbelaar (Impacto), Suhena Neuman (Ernst & Young) and Jerry van Gijn (MCB). The Board Members remaining on the board during this term are Robbin Vogels (Avila Beach Hotel), Hans Slier (Papagayo Hotel), Peggy Croes (CAP) and Omar van der Dijs (Licores Maduro).

In addition to the board election taking place at the Annual General Member Meeting, CHATA has also invited the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Steven Martina to provide an update on its Economic Recovery Plan as well as Leithland Thomas, Chief Technology Officer from Ledgly, a block chain/AI consulting and development firm who is going to elaborate on the impact of block chain on the hospitality industry.

Click here for the CHATA Election slate in which you will be able to find additional information about each Board candidate and their motivation to join the board.

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