April 23 2015  |  Airline & Terminal News

HMSHost appoints Jan Willem Hilbron to Senior Director Business Development International

By Melissa Silva

HMSHost International has appointed Jan Willem Hilbron to the new position of Senior Director Business Development International. As a result of his appointment, Willem will join the international leadership team.

Jan Willem Hilbron

Willem’s current  role as General Manager HMSHost Schiphol will be fulfilled by Patrick Brans.

Willem started with the company in 2007.  Since then, HMSHost Schiphol Airport has grown by €33 million (US$36 million) in sales and added more than 20 new food and beverage concepts.  "Jan  Willem’s  achievements and his exceptional ambition to continuously develop and improve the business make him a fantastic addition to the international leadership team,"  says Walter Seib, CEO of HMSHost International. “I couldn’t be more excited, and in Patrick Brans we’ve found an ideal successor to Jan Willem.”

Prior to taking on his new role as General Manager of HMSHost Schiphol Airport, Brans worked as Manager Operations at New York Pizza, where he was responsible for operations of 125 company-owned outlets and 90 franchisees in the Netherlands and Germany. Before joining New York Pizza he worked internationally in various senior leadership roles at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and The West Paces Hotel Group.

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