Corporate Team

  • Simon Gerovich
    Chairman & Executive Director

    <p>Simon is Red Planet’s Executive Chairman. Before founding Red Planet, Simon was active in private equity and real estate ventures in South East Asia and in this regard he served on the boards of several listed public companies in Japan and Thailand. Being a fluent Chinese and Japanese speaker, he has spent his entire professional career in Asia. Simon was formerly an Equity Derivatives Trader at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo from 2000 to 2005. He graduated with a BA, cum laude, in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 2000. Simon is a member of YPO’s ASEAN United Chapter, and serves as the Chapter’s FY2018 Finance Officer. </p>

  • Timothy Hansing
    Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

    <p>Tim is Red Planet’s CEO. Prior to founding Red Planet, Tim was Senior Vice President (Acquisitions and Development) for Kingdom Hotel Investments in Riyadh and Dubai. Before Kingdom, Tim served as Senior Vice President (Corporate Development) for Movenpick Hotels &amp; Resorts. Tim has an extensive consulting background having been a director of Arthur Andersen’s hospitality services group in the Middle East and Africa and with Pannell Kerr Forster in London. He started his career in London with various operational roles at the Whitbread Hotel Group, Thistle Hotels, Canadian Pacific, and Forte.</p>

  • Mark Reinecke
    Senior Vice President – Investment & Executive Director

    <p>Mark is a co-founder of Red Planet Hotels and oversees the investments function. Before that, Mark was Chief Investment Officer, CEO, and Vice-Chairman of listed private equity group Evolution Capital PLC, based in Bangkok. Previously, he was a co-founder and Finance Director of Kudu Co. Ltd., a Bangkok-based residential developer, and was Managing Director of Indosuez W.I. Carr Securities responsible for Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Mark started his career at Barings Securities in Bangkok after he graduated with an LLB from the London School of Economics in 1990.</p>

  • Erwann Mahe
    Chief Operating Officer

    <p>Erwann is Red Planet’s COO. He has extensive international experience in hotel operations, primarily in the USA and Thailand.&#160;He has a diversified background in the hospitality industry and has held senior management positions with the Accor group, where he was instrumental in launching the Ibis brand in Thailand and establishing its corporate office. Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, Erwann was Executive Vice President, Hotel Investments for the Erawan Group in Bangkok, overseeing the roll-out of Ibis hotels across Thailand and conceptualising a new budget brand. </p>

  • Yoshi Ikurumi
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    <p>Yoshi is Red Planet’s Group CFO. A native of Kyoto, Japan, he has built his international career in the United States and Japan. Yoshi started his career as a marketing specialist for Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), and has since blended his marketing skills with his financial savvy to develop as an experienced CFO. Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, Yoshi worked at Morgan Stanley, GE Capital, and Hewlett Packard. Yoshi holds a MBA degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.</p>

  • Jai Govindani
    Chief Technology Officer

    <p>Jai is Red Planet’s CTO. He began his career at an entrepreneurial incubator, where he pioneered business concepts that combined and transformed online and offline media into social entertainment experiences. Later, Jai successfully steered Thailand-listed Siam2you's Digital Media business back into profitability, after which he founded Monster Media, Thailand's leading interactive media firm. Jai also founded and ran Zodio, a Bangkok-based search and reviews platform focused on Asia. He is a graduate of University of Mount Union.</p>

  • David Burnett
    Senior Vice President - Technical Services

    <p>David heads up Technical Services at Red Planet with extensive professional experience in the field of design, project development, and asset management. Previous employment includes positions as Senior Vice President and Development for Evolution Capital PLC and Vice President of Design and Development for Goldenland Property Development PLC. David holds separate Master Degrees in Architecture, Business Administration, and Real Estate from the respective UK universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the College of Estate Management in Reading. He is also a registered UK Architect and a RICS certified Project Manager.<br /></p>

  • Pascal Bartholome
    Senior Vice President - Human Resources

    <p>Pascal is Red Planet Hotels’ Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He has more than 20 years international experience in the hospitality business and specialises in developing and streamlining efficiency within the human resource sector. He has previously held senior HR positions in France, the Caribbean, Thailand, and Singapore. Pascal has amassed a wealth of expertise whilst leading the HR functions in various territories with leading hotel players, most notably Accor, before joining Red Planet Hotels.</p>

  • Hirofumi Kambayashi
    Senior Vice President – Acquisitions

    <p>คัมบะยาชิ ดำรงตำแหน่ง รองประธาน Acquisitions สำเร็จการศึกษาจากคณะ เศรษฐศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัย Doshisha และ การจัดการทางด้านการบริการ จาก Michigan State ก่อนเข้าร่วม เรด แพลนเนต โฮเทล ได้ประสบความสำเร็จในระดับของผู้บริหาร จากบริษัทชื่อดัง อย่าง Uni-Asia Group Australian Galilep Group และ Challenger Group นอกจากนั้น เค้าได้สั่งสมประสบการณ์ด้านการลงทุนในธุรกิจโรงแรมจาก Jones Lang LaSalle’s Kyoto เส้นทางการเริ่มอาชีพของเขาเริ่มต้นที่ บริษัท Kintetsu Railway </p>

  • Patinee Kraidej
    Group General Counsel

    <p>Patinee is Red Planet’s Group General Counsel. Before that, she was in-house counsel and corporate secretary for Evolution Capital PLC, listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Her work experience includes being an associate in a well-regarded law firm in Bangkok, advising public and private entities on general corporate matters, taxation, and international and domestic commercial transactions. Patinee is a registered Notary Public, and graduated with an LLM from the London School of Economics, and holds an LLB (Hons) from Chulalongkorn University.</p>

  • Aline Massart
    Vice President Marketing

    <p>Aline is Red Planet’s Marketing Vice President. She has extensive experience in the hospitality industry with a strong background and expertise in Digital Marketing. In 2008, Aline moved to Thailand, where she joined Accor. She held several management positions related to online marketing, with the latest one being Regional Director of Digital Marketing, leading the online strategy of Accor across 6 countries (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, and Myanmar). </p>

  • Pattama Joednapa
    Group Financial Controller

    <p>Pattama is Red Planet’s Group Financial Controller. Before that, she was Chief Financial Officer for Evolution Capital PLC, listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Pattama has extensive experience in all strategic and tactical matters in relation to finance and accounting, including international taxation and legal entity structures. Pattama graduated with an MSF from Chulalongkorn University and BBA from Srinakharinwirot University.</p>

  • David Rubenstein
    Group Investor Relations Director

    <p>David, IR Director of the Red Planet Group, brings over 19 years of experience in Japanese equity research featuring small cap firms and technology sectors. Prior to Red Planet, he was Equity Research Director for Shared Research, a Japanese IR specialist firm. David has also worked as an equity research analyst at five investment banks, namely Jefferies, WI Carr (Credit Agricole), Japaninvest (Haitong), MF Global, and Religare. At Jefferies, he was recognised as a top stock picker by the Nikkei. David holds a BA in Economics from Binghamton University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon. He is also a fluent Japanese speaker.</p>

  • Jeongwuk Suh
    Vice President - Revenue Management and Distribution

    <p>Jeongwuk is Vice President of Revenue and Distribution at Red Planet Hotels. He brings with him a wealth of experience in Hospitality Revenue Management, working in various regions such as Korea, Dubai, and Thailand and spending most of his career with Accor. Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, he was Director of Revenue Management for Accor Korea. A native of South Korea, Jeongwuk graduated from the prestigious Swiss hotel school Glion Institute with a major in Hospitality Finance and Revenue Management.</p>

  • Hemangi Bhandari
    Vice President - Acquisitions

    <p>Hemangi is Vice President of Red Planet’s Hotel Acquisitions team. Previously, she worked at HVS Global Services' consulting and valuation division, focusing on South East Asian markets. Hemangi holds an MBA degree in Hospitality and Finance from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.&#160;</p>


Red Planet Indonesia

    • Suwito
      President Director

      <p>Before joining Red Planet Indonesia, Suwito had founded Republik Capital Management Limited in 2004 - a boutique real estate advisement, management and investing house focusing in major real estate assets acquisition/disposition/investment in Asia.</p>

    • Nancy Nataleo
      Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

      <p>Nancy is an Indonesia Chartered Accountant (CA), Australia Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, and Indonesia Certified Audit Committee Practices (CACP) with extensive experience in accounting, finance, and senior management. She started her career with PWC in Jakarta before holding various multi-disciplinary roles with several listed companies.</p>

    • Florent Humeau
      Vice President of Operations - Indonesia & the Philippines

      <p>Florent brings with him 12 years of professional hospitality experience from various senior operational management positions in France, UK, China, Seychelles, Thailand and the Philippines. He has been working in Indonesia since 2015 and prior to joining Red Planet Indonesia, he was the General Manager of Grandkemang Hotel in Jakarta. In July 2019, Florent was promoted from Director of Operations Indonesia to Vice President of Operations - Indonesia &amp; the Philippines.&#160;</p>

    • Binariyanti Sembiring
      Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

      <p>Bina brings more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry working in the sales and marketing departments of local and international hotel operators including Starwood, Aston, Accor, and Best Western. Bina's most recent position was as Corporate Director of Sales with Best Western International with responsibility for all Best Western properties in Indonesia. With Red Planet Indonesia, Bina is responsible for all sales and marketing activities for the company's growing portfolio of properties.</p>


    Red Planet Japan

      • Jitai Jeon
        Project Director

        <p>Reporting directly to the SVP of Technical Services, Jitai is responsible for the strategic management and execution of Red Planet Japan’s hotel development and construction activities. Over the span of 10 years he has focused on project management in the varied sectors of retail, commercial, and hospitality development. Before he joined Red Planet Japan, he was Regional Project Manager at Regus Group, covering Australia, SEA, Japan, and Korea. Jitai completed a degree in Interactive Design at Emily Carr University of Art &amp; Design in British Columbia, Canada, and Architectural Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, U.S.A. </p>

      • Sander Cohen
        Director of Legal

        <p>Sander is Red Planet Japan’s Legal Director. He brings with him more than 20 years of undertaking legal and compliance work in Japan, Germany, and Canada. An accomplished Japanese speaker, prior to joining Red Planet he was in-house counsel at Mitsubishi Corporation, and later was Head of Legal &amp; Compliance at the Japanese subsidiaries of major American investment management firms. Sander is an alumnus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a member of the New York Bar.</p>

      • Mika Umemura
        Director of Operations

        <p>Mika is Red Planet Japan’s Director of Operations. Fluent in Japanese, Mandarin, and English, she has a successful track record in various senior operational management positions with local and international hotel operations, including Accor, Regent, Shangri-La, Far East Hospitality, and Solare Hotels &amp; Resorts in Japan, China, and Singapore. Prior to joining Red Planet Japan, Mika was the Area General Manager of Far East Hospitality Management in Singapore. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Finance and also holds a Diploma in Hotel Management. </p>

      • Aziz Nomartov
        Director of Acquisitions

        <p>Aziz is Red Planet Japan’s Director of Acquisitions and a key player in achieving Red Planet’s ambitious development goals in Japan. He is an investment professional with 20 years of cross-border experience in real estate, corporate lending, and finance. Prior to joining the Planet, Aziz was Vice President of Acquisitions at Capbridge Investors, Japan and Investment Manager of the Global Business Division at Tama Home Co. Ltd, Japan. Before that, he was part of the Acquisitions team of AIG Global Real Estate in Moscow, Russia and New City Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Aziz, an Uzbek national, is fluent in English, Turkish, Russian, Uzbek, and Japanese. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Tashkent Institute of Finance, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and his MBA from Waseda Business School, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.</p>


      Red Planet Philippines

        • Florent Humeau
          Vice President of Operations - Indonesia & the Philippines

          <p>Florent brings with him 12 years of professional hospitality experience from various senior operational management positions in France, UK, China, Seychelles, Thailand and the Philippines. He has been working in Indonesia since 2015 and prior to joining Red Planet Indonesia, he was the General Manager of Grandkemang Hotel in Jakarta. In July 2019, Florent was promoted from Director of Operations Indonesia to Vice President of Operations - Indonesia &amp; the Philippines. </p>

        • Sahlee Zaldivia
          Country Head

          <p>Prior to joining the hotel industry with Red Planet Hotels, Sahlee had a successful career in the field of human resources, recruitment, and training, including managing large workforces in the security industry. Sahlee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Mass Communications from St. Scholastica's College, Manila.</p>

        • Arlan Gamat
          Regional Director of Human Resources

          <p>Arlan has gained 20 years experience in human resources and administration management across various industries, including banking, advertising, construction, and retail. Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, Arlan was Human Resources and Administration Manager for Building Services International, a Western Australia-based architect.</p>

        • Albert Subarba
          Regional Director of Accounting

          <p>In his career Albert has held managerial positions in the field of finance, accounting, audit, strategic planning, and administration at several Filipino and multi-national firms including Global Project, Avis, Central Country Estate, Bonifacio Transport, and Bonifacio Cable One Corp. He has a proven track record of accomplishment in setting up an automated back and front office systems, and his experience is underpinned by his Bachelor's degree in Accountancy obtained from the College of Commerce and Accountancy of University of San Agustin in Iloilo City. He did his CPA review at the CPA Review School of the Philippines and is currently enrolled in law degree programme.</p>

        • Edgar Alforja
          Regional Director of Finance

          <p>Edgar is a Certified Public Accountant with audit experience gained from SGV &amp; Co. He has extensive experience in accounting, external audit, and financial control. Previously, Edgar has held managerial posts in various industries including retail, publishing, telecommunications, real estate, engineering and construction, and procurement. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. </p>

        • Maria Rowena Esteban
          Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

          <p>Rowena brings more than 20 years of hotel expertise, having worked for Mandarin Oriental, Hyatt Regency Manila, Amorita Resort, and BE Resort. She is a Sales and Marketing professional with a specialisation in managing teams for corporate and leisure accounts. Rowena earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from College of St. Scholastica, Manila.&#160;</p>


        Red Planet Thailand

          • Poonnapha Tritanachart
            Director of Operations Thailand

            <p>Poonnapha has started with Red Planet in 2014, as The Hotel Manager for Asoke, where she ran the operations of our first hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Further, she was involved in the pre-opening of Red Planet Surawong Bangkok. </p> <p>Prior to joining Red Planet, Poonnapha has obtained over 10 years of experience as Operations Manager in a leading hospitality company in Thailand. She is also a holder of a Hospitality Management degree from Dusit Thani College</p>

          • Tankorn Somprasong
            Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

            <p>Tankorn has an impressive sales and marketing track record in the hotel industry having previously worked for international hotel companies. Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, Tankorn was Director of Sales for G Hotels (Thailand, Myanmar, and Singapore).</p>

          • Noppawan Chaysirirnant
            Human Resources Manager - Thailand

            <p>Noppawan has extensive human resources experience with several international hospitality groups such as Movenpick (Phuket), Accor Hotels (Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square and Novotel Phuket), Centara Hotels &amp; Resorts (Centara Government Complex Hotel and Convention Center Chaeng Wattana), and Holiday Inn Express (Bangkok Sathorn). Prior to joining Red Planet Hotels, she was Talent and Culture Manager at Novotel and Ibis Sukhumvit 4 in Bangkok. Noppawan graduated from Rajabhat Chandrakasem University. </p>