André Russ

sustainability evangelist in Brisbane, Australia

André Russ

sustainability evangelist in Brisbane, Australia

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17 year veteran of the hospitality industry in both Business Development and Operations. Extensive dealings with luxury niche & multi-brand portfolio operations, hotel developments and CSR teams. Currently involved in managing the global sales team of an international environmental solutions company with a portfolio of more than 1,300 clients in over 70 countries.

I hold a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Enterprise from Griffith University, a Swiss Hotel Association Advanced Diploma of International Hotel Management, a Diplôme de Culinare from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and was awarded the Pernod Ricard Scholarship for Excellence.

Key achievements:

Achieved long term partnership agreements with Design Hotels (TM), IHG, Banyan Tree Holdings, Carlson Rezidor Asia Pacific, Langham Hospitality Group, Alila Hotels and Resorts, Dusit International, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Plan, Grupo Vidanta, Meliá Hotels International, Sandals Resorts International, Indian Hotels Company Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited.

Increased revenue streams for the business and expanded opportunities with the development and implementation of national initiatives for the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Australia and Mexico.

Specialties: Sustainability Strategies, Speaking, Certification, Carbon Measurement, Benchmarking, Technology, Capacity Building, CSR Reporting.

  • Education
    • Griffith University