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I am currently available for work
Serial No: 24635

List top 5 skills: budgetary control, client relationship, commercial sense, focus on results, team leadership
Short Bio:

I am a professional, focused, well-organised, flexible, enthusiastic and innovative person with excellent leadership, training and sales skills and extensive experience (+17 years) within the hospitality industry (national and multinational corporations). I am a motivator and team builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to work under pressure and to deadlines

Current location: 

Cundinamarca, Colombia - View on map

Nationality: 

Colombian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Hotel and Catering, Travel and Tourism, General Management

Spoken languages: 

english, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, canada, United Kingdom



Profile

I am a professional, focused, well-organised, flexible, enthusiastic and innovative person with excellent leadership, training and sales skills and extensive experience (+17 years) within the hospitality industry (national and multinational corporations). I am a motivator and team builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to work under pressure and to deadlines

SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

 Team Leadership: Leading, encouraging and empowering large teams to deliver first class products and

service to customers whilst ensuring that high standards are maintained at all times.

 Budgetary Control: Managing and controlling substantial budgets of volume catering operations whilst

meeting financial targets.

 Commercial Sense: Reacting to fast-changing markets by leading innovation and enhancement of

products and service.

 Client Relationships: Forging and building strong business relationships with existing and prospective clients.

Education & Qualifications

Master Degree
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in International Hotel and Tourism Management
September 2001 to August 2002 – Oxford, United Kingdom

Postgraduate Degree
UNIVERSIDAD EXTERNADO DE COLOMBIA
High Degree in Strategic Management of Food and Beverage in Hotels and Restaurants
April 2006 to April 2008 – Bogotá, Colombia

Postgraduate Degree
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE OF THE AMERICAN HOTEL & LODGING ASSOCIATION
Hospitality Management Diploma
October 2005 to October 2006 – Bogotá, Colombia

Professional Degree
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
Business Management
July 1992 to June 1997 – Bogotá, Colombia

Technical Degree
CENTRO NACIONAL DE HOTELERIA Y TURISMO – SENA
Hotel Management
July 1985 to June 1988 – Bogotá, Colombia

Career Summary

CORFERIAS – CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE NEGOCIOS Y EXPOSICIONES DE BOGOTÁ

(The Bogota International Center for Business and Exhibitions – Corferias is a private organization for the promotion of industrial, social, cultural and commercial development in the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean. +50 annual fairs / +9000 exhibitors / +1,514,000 national and international visitors).

Catering Director. March 2014 to Present – Bogotá, Colombia

 Leading the design and planning of a new food and beverage division of USD $2 million in expected annual turnover, 20 units, 600.000 clients yearly

 Developing new and innovative concepts and brands

 Negotiating supply contracts with internal and external suppliers

 Selecting, leading and developing a team of +100 associates.

 Planning, organizing and coordinating special events.

COTELCO, Asociación Hotelera y Turística de Colombia
(Hotel and Tourism Association of Colombia: Partner hotels: +1000 / Trained employees: +42.500)

Food and Beverage Instructor. October 2011 to Present – Bogotá, Colombia

 Developing a new approach to food and beverage processes in hospitality industry

 Translating (from English to Spanish) books required to develop the academic programs

EMPRESA COLOMBIANA OPERADORA DE FRANQUICIAS
(Colombian Corporation Franchise Operator: Restaurants: 1 / Annual turnover: US$200.000)

Director / Founder. January 2010 to August 2013 – Bogotá, Colombia

 Leading the development and expansion processes of a young and dynamic corporation focused on

the operation of restaurant units through franchising.

GRAN SAPORE DEL COLOMBIA – Subsidiary of Gran Sapore Brasil
(The largest corporation in Latin American of corporate restaurants: In 2012, Markets: 3 [Brazil, Colombia and México] / Clients: +700 / Restaurants: +1.000 / Associates: +15.000 / Meals a day: +850.000 / Annual turnover: US$ +500 million)

Director of Subsidiary Colombia. May 2009 to December 2009 – Bogotá, Colombia

 Leading the expansion processes of an innovative corporate restaurant chain by identifying and developing new business opportunities

 Consolidating rapidly an annual turnover of USD $3 million by duplicating units (4) and meals a day (4000)

 Negotiating contracts with potential clients

 Meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations.

 Selecting, leading and developing a team of +100 associates.

COMPENSAR, Caja de Compensación Familiar
(Company Social Welfare: In 2012, Associates: 5.000 / Affiliated corporations: 30.868 / Beneficiary
population: +1.85 million / Annual turnover: US$ +320 million / Assets: US$ +587 million)

Food and Beverage Multi-Unit Director. November 2000 to August 2001 and January 2003 to April 2009 – Bogotá, Colombia

 Leading the planning and managing processes of a demanding food and beverage division of USD $16 million in expected annual turnover, 68 units, 120.000 meals a day

 Identifying and developing new business opportunities

 Negotiating supply contracts with internal and external suppliers

 Designing and developing innovative products and services

 Controlling cost and maintaining quality standards (BPM, HACCP, ISO 9001:2000).

 Selecting, leading and developing a team of 600 associates.

 Planning and coordinating special events.

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
(Pontifical University Javeriana: In 2012, Campuses: 2 (Bogotá y Cali) / Institutes: 14 / Faculties: 18 / Colleges: 39 / Graduate programs: 158 / Teachers: 3.500 / Students: 22.000)

Professor – Industrial Engineering Faculty. January 2000 to December 2000 – Bogotá, Colombia

 Developing a new approach to ‘production processes in service sector’.

 Teaching this course to an interesting group of students (10th semester)

 Support professional career development of students

SODEXO COLOMBIA S.A. – Subsidiary of SODEXO GROUP (FRANCE)
(Multinational leader in managing food services and facilities management: In 2012, Markets: 80 countries /
Units: +34.000 / Associates: +380.000 / Meals a days: +50 million / Annual turnover: € +15,3 billions )

Contract Catering Manager. January 1998 to May 2000 – Bogotá, Colombia

 Managing challenging contract catering services totalling up to USD $1.2 million in annual turnover.

 Selecting, co-ordinating and motivating a team of +50 associates.

 Organising special corporate events scheduled by client.

 Meeting annual budgets and financial targets.

CHALLENGER – Inelso Ltda
(Colombian leading manufacturer of household appliances for national and regional markets: In 2012,
Markets: 8 countries / Stores: +300 / Associates: 2.500 / Annual turnover: US$ +80 million)

General Service Chief. April 1995 to January 1998 – Bogotá, Colombia

 Developing a busy catering service (2,000 meals per day).

 Building and monitoring maintenance contracts.

 Leading and inspiring a team of +20 associates.

Languages

 Spanish (Native speaker) / Advanced English / Basic Knowledge of German

Honours

 Top 100 Best Venture Project in Bogotá. Mayoralty & Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (2011)

 Top 5% of Graduating Class. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (1997)

 Best Student of the Year. Colegio Nacional Sergio Arboleda (1985)

Training Courses

 BUREAU VERITAS
QMS International Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2008 – IRCA A 17024-2245/
Bogotá, Colombia / 2012

 UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA
Seminar: Construction and Development of Tourism Products and Destin