Industry Update
Appointment20 May 2019

Femke Groeneveld-Weller

Appointed Deputy General Manager
At Hotel Okura Amsterdam , Netherlands, The

Femke Groeneveld-Weller

In addition to her current position as commercial director, as of 17 May Femke Groeneveld-Weller (52) will also assume the role of deputy general manager and will consequently have a different position in the management team. After gaining more than 20 years of experience in the international hotel sector, Femke Groeneveld-Weller joined Hotel Okura Amsterdam in 2009 to continue her career in the hospitality industry. She initially joined our hotel in the position of director of conferences & events, before being appointed as commercial director with responsibility for the hotel's commercial strategy in 2011. In her new role, Femke will remain responsible for the hotel's commercial departments, while taking on the additional role of acting general manager in the absence of general manager Michiel Roelfsema.

Hotelschool The Hague

Femke Groeneveld-Weller (Class of 1990) is a graduate of Hotelschool The Hague in The Hague - Netherlands, The
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