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Fabián Rodríguez Suárez- Managing Director Development, Southern Cone, Hilton

Fabián Rodríguez Suárez serves as Managing Director of Development for the Southern Cone (South America) for Hilton since 2013. He is primarily responsible for the expansion of the company’s portfolio of brands in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, through franchise and management agreements.

With almost 20 years of hotel and real estate investment experience, he previously led the Southern Cone development efforts for Accor Hotels as Head of Development for the region. Prior to joining the hospitality industry, Rodríguez Suárez acted as an Executive for the Real Estate division of Cencosud – one of South America’s most recognized Real Estate companies.

He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Torcuato Di Tella University, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Buenos Aires University, and a specialization in Negotiation and Conflict Management from ESADE Business School of Barcelona. Has been Hotel Investment and Development professor at Palermo University´s MBA, and also has taught at Torcuato Di Tella University on the subject. He is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.