MANAGEMENT



MANAGEMENT BOARD



Claus Sendlinger

Founder & CEO Design Hotels AG

Sendlinger (50) began his career in the travel industry in 1987 with the founding of an agency specializing in sport and music events. Only four years later Travel Trends, a tour organizer for high-end, authentic travel experiences, followed.

In 1993, Sendlinger established Design Hotels Inc. in Sausalito, California. What began as a small hotel cooperation with 10 iconic members, focused on communications strategies that went beyond traditional tourism marketing. With the growth of its worldwide creative network, lebensart global networks AG was born in Augsburg, Germany in 1998 and went public in 1999. In 2003, the company was renamed Design Hotels AG and in 2004 the headquarters was moved to Berlin.

Today, Design Hotels(TM) represents and markets a hand-picked collection of 250 hotels in 46 countries. Sendlinger leads the company with an Executive Management Team. In November 2012, Sendlinger was honored at the European Hotel Design Awards for outstanding contributions to the industry. In January 2013, Design Hotels AG received the Special Award from one of the top German hospitality publications, AHGZ (Allgemeine Hotel und Gastronomie Zeitung).


SUPERVISORY BOARD



Dr. Holger Peres

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Holger Peres is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Design Hotels AG since June 20, 2006.

Dr. Peres is a lawyer and equity partner at the international law firm Beiten Burkhardt. He completed his studies in law at the University in Munich (Second State Examination 1979; Dr. iur. 1989). At Beiten Burkhardt he has specialised in company and stock corporation law. Dr. Peres is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance gGmbH, Berlin. He does not hold any further Supervisory Board mandates.


Roeland Vos

Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Vos was appointed in the Annual Shareholder Meeting on April 12, 2012.

Roeland Vos is Consultant for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc since June 2013. In his previous role as President for Europe, Africa & Middle East he oversaw the operation for more than 250 hotels and resorts in 60 countries. He was appointed to this position in September 2001 and is based at the Company’s EAME Divisional Office in Brussels, Belgium. Prior to this appointment, Roeland Vos served as President, Europe as from January 2000 and preceding this he served as SVP, Area Director Italy & Malta, a position he held from 1998 to 1999.

Mr. Vos joined Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 1982 as Management Trainee at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel & Towers and since then has held a number of management positions. A Dutch national, Mr. Vos graduated from the Hotel Management School, The Hague in the Netherlands and holds a B.A. in Financial Hotel Administration.

Axel Weber

Member of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Weber was appointed in the Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 25, 2009.

Axel Weber is Jurist and Managing Director at Bochum based consultancy firm AW&P. He completed his studies in law at the University in Bochum (Second State Examination 1990). His company focuses on the strategic consultancy of retail, hotel and gastronomy firms.

Adam Diamond

Member of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Diamond was appointed in the Annual Shareholder Meeting on April 12, 2012.

Adam Diamond is Senior Vice President, Treasury and M&A for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. In his role, Adam leads all Mergers & Acquisitions, Treasury and Risk Management activities for the company. He has been in his position since 2011 and is based at Starwood’s Global Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

Adam joined Starwood in 2002 as part of the Corporate Investment and Development Team where he was responsible for the evaluation and execution of corporate level transactions including mergers, acquisitions, strategic investments and strategic partnerships. Adam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.

Daniel Ruff

Member of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Ruff was appointed in the Annual Shareholder Meeting on April 12, 2012.

Daniel Ruff is Vice President, Asset Management for the Europe, Africa & Middle East division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. In his role, Daniel oversees portfolio strategy and alignment and is responsible for the support structures for Starwood’s owners and franchises. Daniel joined Starwood in 2003 as part of the Corporate Development Team based in New York where he worked on the acquisitions of Le Méridien and Bliss.

Daniel came to Starwood from the investment banking department of Credit Suisse First Boston. A New York native, Daniel graduated with high honors from the College Scholar Program at Cornell University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Michael Dojlidko

Member of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Dojlidko was appointed by court on March 17, 2014.

Michael Dojlidko is Senior Vice President, General Counsil EAME for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc.