Frank is the current Head of Development of Orbis / Accorhotels Eastern Europe. He has extensive experience in hotel management and operations. He started his career in 1988 in Brussels and Bruges in Belgium in senior operational roles at AccorHotels. He quickly got promoted to Director of Food and Beverage at the Novotel Sheremetyevo-2 in Moscow, Russia in 1992.
After spending three years in Moscow he moved back to London and began his ten-year-long career in the United Kingdom at AccorHotels. He started at one of the busiest airport’s Novotel, at the Heathrow as an Operations Manager. He then held several General Manager positions across the United Kingdom: Novotel Preston, Novotel Southampton, Novotel Milton Keynes, Novotel Bristol Centre. In 2006 he moved to Turkey, where he directed and managed one of the key hotels in Istanbul, the Novotel Istanbul. He then spent two years as a General Manager at Novotel Trabzon. After more than 20 years of service at AccorHotels he was appointed to Area General Manager for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and since 2014, he is the Area General Manager for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia where he oversees operations and development including development in the Balkans and Croatia. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and speaks German as well. He is an avid fan of history, wines and the Arsenal.
Previously attended as speaker on the following Portfolio conferences: