Dimitris Manikis has been President & Managing Director EMEA at WYNDHAM hotels and resorts since 2018. Before his current role, he held various senior roles within RCI, worldwide leader in timeshare exchange with resorts in over 100 countries. Today, as President & Managing director, he ensures the development of all Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ brands in the EMEA region, and steady increase in performance of all new and existing franchise and managed hotels. His focus revolves around the strategic objectives of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts including quality and technology solutions as well as new business, loyalty, sales and marketing. He has around 460 operational hotels and a great pipeline, with 95% franchised. Apart from his role within WYNDHAM, Manikis is an Industry Advisory Board member for Hotelschool the Hague, a Senior Advisory Board member for the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and a Board member for Christel House Europe.