Dr. Aron H. HARILELA, Ph.D, JP

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    Dr. Aron Harilela is the Chairman & CEO of Harilela Hotels Limited, with responsibility for overseeing operations in hotels within S.E. Asia and Europe. He is also in charge of acquisitions for The Harilela Group. Aron joined the group at their London office in 1994 and subsequently joined the Hong Kong headquarters in 1996.

    Harilela Hotels Ltd is a privately owned multinational company that has over twenty years of experience in the investment and development of hotels in the United States, Asia, Europe and Canada. The Group’s strategy is to build and develop leading positions in each of their fields of operation. The Group’s Hotel Division encompasses award winning hotels operated by InterContinental Hotels Group and Thompson Hotels.

    Aron is the non-executive Chairman for Burson Marsteller in Hong Kong.  He served on The Court of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for over 10 years and is now an Honorary Court Member.  He served as a member on The Court of The University of Hong Kong from 2006 and is the Honorary Patron of The Hong Kong University Foundation.   In September 2015, he was conferred with an Honorary University Fellowship by The University of Hong Kong.  Earlier in January 2012, he was conferred with a University Fellowship from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which is ranked number 2 amongst the world’s top hotel and tourism schools.  He is also an Honorary Life Vice President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation.