Ed HubennetteEd Hubennette is an international business leader with recognized skills in developing, motivating and coaching leaders for the future. Currently, Ed is a Managing Director at OPA Associates. As an executive coach and consultant, Ed draws upon his prior professional experience in management, customer service, business strategy, operations, product management marketing and development. Today, he coaches and leads workshops for some of the largest corporations, nonprofits and governmental organizations worldwide. In addition Ed has extensive experience helping analyze and manage investments in the hospitality industry working with several financial firms worldwide.

Ed has over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, working for some of the world’s leading hotel organizations in New York, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Honolulu. Most recently he headed Marriott’s organization as Vice President of United Kingdom and Ireland for over five years, at the time exceeding one billion in revenue and managing more than twelve thousand employees. Prior to that role, Ed was Vice President of Asia & Pacific where he was responsible for leadership of Marriott hotels across Asia, Australia and Hawaii.

Prior to joining Marriott, Ed held positions with Minor Hotels & Resorts in Thailand as Chief Operating Officer. He held the role of Vice President Assistant to the Chairman for Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation in Japan as well as General Manager positions at the Grand Hyatt Waikiki Beach, The Grand Hyatt New York City, The Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok, Thailand and at the Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong.

Ed HubennetteEd Hubennette is currently a Trustee of Bobby Kennedy Jr’s Waterkeepers Alliance, a board member for The American Red Cross and has been active in several community national and international non-profits. He also participated in the Asia Pacific Center of security Studies a leaning center for senior military personal from across the Pacific region.

Ed’s education includes The Thunderbird School of Management, Wharton International Finance, Cornell University School of Hotel Management as well as Cambridge College in the United Kingdom.

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