Cristiano Gonçalves- Regional Vice President Development, Andean Region, Central America & Southern Cone, IHG

Graduated from École Hôtelière de Lausanne, Cristiano (44) started his career as an intern in 1996 working for InterContinental Hotel & Resorts in Switzerland and Hyatt Hotels in San Diego - CA.

In 1999 he joined Accor Hospitality and act as Assistant GM for 3 years. In 2002, Cristiano was promoted to Development Manager in Brazil. In 2007 Cristiano accepted the position of Director of Development for Central America and the Andean Region for Accor, based in Bogotá – Colombia. One year later, Cristiano also accumulated the responsibility of Director of Operations.

At the end of 2008, Cristiano was hired by Hilton Worldwide as Vice President of Development for the Andean Region, where he worked for 5 years. Cristiano joined InterContinental Hotels Group on November 2013, as Regional Vice President Central America, Andean Region & Southern Cone.