Hotelschool The Hague appoints Caro van Eekelen to Board of Trustees

Hotelschool The Hague is proud to announce the appointment of Caro van Eekelen as a member of the Board of Trustees effective January 1st, 2023. Ms Van Eekelen will be a member of the Board and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. She is an established industry professional with a career of over 30 years in hospitality. Her operational expertise, broad HR and transformation portfolio will complement the Board.

Ms. van Eekelen has extensive experience in our beloved industry, including Managing Director of Accor Netherlands and COO Benelux and worked at Disneyland Paris in the role of Director of Operations and HR. She is a natural leader, empowering and inspiring people to push their limits and look at things from a different angle.

Roeland Vos, Chairman of the Board of Trustees: “Caro, who is an alumna of the school, has remained closely connected to HTH throughout her career and more recently as a guest lecturer and tutor. She provides a sound knowledge of HR specifically in Learning and Development as well as an in-depth understanding of the world of hospitality. We are very proud to have her as part of the Board of Trustees.”

Regine von Stieglitz, President of the Board of Directors: “We got to know Caro as a person combining an educational heart with hospitality brains. We are proud to welcome a distinguished alumna of Hotelschool The Hague joining our Board of Trustees and are looking forward towards an inspiring cooperation.”

Caro van Eekelen: “I am so happy to have stayed in contact with this school throughout my career and it is an honour to be a member of the Board of Trustees, especially in this role where I can liaise with the Co-Determination Council and the students.”

Caroline Schelfhout, Chair of the Co-Determination Council: “CDC is honoured to be part of the selection process for the HR portfolio within the Board of Trustees. We are looking forward to liaising with Ms van Eekelen. We truly feel our community will benefit from her expertise in transformational leadership and HR development.


Board of Trustees updates

Hotelschool The Hague is proud to announce that effective 1 January 2023, Roeland Vos was been officially appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is succeeding Wolfgang Neuman, who has served the Board for the past nine years. We thank Wolfgang for his dedication; he made a difference and contributed to the Hotelschool The Hague’s success.

Wolfgang Neumann:It has been an honour to serve the Board of Trustees of this great university for the past nine years, and it is my privilege to hand over the chairmanship to one of the most respected senior executives in hospitality, Roeland Vos, CEO of Belmond Hotels.

Roeland Vos: “I look forward to supporting the continued growth and reputation of this wonderful institution. Coming back to my Alma Mater and being able to contribute to the development of the future leaders of this industry makes this a very exciting role to fulfill.

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