Colin McCandless, Candidate for Board of Governors 2020

Colin McCandless

Area General Manager, IHG Vietnam & Laos

Colin McCandless is the Area General Manager for IHG, Vietnam & Laos based at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel & Residences. IHG is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, whose purpose is to provide True Hospitality for everyone. IHG Vietnam is an accredited AON Best Employer which operates 9 Hotels in Indochina with a strong pipeline of pre-opening Hotels.

Colin has extensive experience working with institutional investors within the Asia Pacific region in key gateway cities over the last 16 years with IHG. The last seven years have been spent in Vietnam with his wife Stacy and two young children. Prior to hospitality Colin was a fully qualified Commercial Pilot and still enjoys flying for relaxation when time and weather permits.

Colin is extremely passionate about development both for self and for his teams. Most recently, he worked with numerous stakeholders to set up a “Mentor, Best Practice and Exposure Program” for Indochina.

Born in Germany, Colin has a diploma in Science from the University of South Australia.

Statement of Interest

Colin is actively looking forward to being involved in the board meetings to enhance the Chamber’s business environment as well as revitalizing the Amcham Hospitality and Tourism committee.

With experience in Asia and tenure in Vietnam it will be rewarding to provide perspectives and recommend andcontribute to strategic guidance’s in order to heighten potential business opportunities. Hospitality is a key support function for so many other business and frameworks in Vietnam, together with the board it will be rewarding to advocate a tactical plan of promoting HCMC’s hospitality and tourism industry in the future and encourage relationships between public and private sectors.

Being elected to the Board of Governors will bring me the opportunity to focus and expand the hospitality and tourism business environment of Amcham along with supporting the Board and Executive Directors with the overall mission and vision of the Chamber

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