Marloes Knippenberg (HTH ’04) is the award-winning CEO of Kerten Hospitality, an ESG-oriented lifestyle operating group that helps brands build community-centric destinations. Her passion for women inclusion in decision making roles, purposeful leadership, ESG, and mentorship has led her to serve on the Advisory Boards of flagship entities such as the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, AHIC-UAE, and the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. In addition to IHIDC – Vienna and IHIF – Berlin, she often contributes to industry forums like ITHIC – Italy, SHIC – Saudi Arabia, HOST – London. Further, Marloes co-chairs the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge, a global student competition launched by Hotelschool The Hague where 30+ Top Tier universities apply innovation in addressing the industry’s challenges. She was included for three consecutive years in the prestigious Hotelier Middle East Power Lists 2019 – 2021 for most influential industry professionals and listed in the Hotelier Middle East 25 Women in Hospitality Power list.