Mike Sanders

An experienced Tourism &Hospitality professional with over 22 years of knowledge in projects, development and operations, Mike is currently the Group Director associated with Elewana Afrika Ltd & Sopa Lodges. In his current role he is responsible for acquiring and developing all new properties under the Elewana Afrika Ltd portfolio – both locally and abroad; leading the design, development, building and subsequent opening of the new properties.

His core competencies include Project Planning, Activating Growth Plans, Lifestyle Brand Experience, Value Proposition, Return onInvestment and increasing brand equity. Implementing and believing insustainable and environment friendly practices, the cultivation of a servicedelivery that exceeds guest expectations and a focus on establishing communityinvolvement and development separates Mike from other executives in theindustry.

A multi linguistic person with fluency in English, Afrikaans,Ki-Swahili and So-Shangaan, Mike has a successful track record for identifying key staff and developing them as well as being an inspiring team leader who leads from the front.

Favourite past times include spending time with his son and daughter, trail riding and fishing.

  • Work
    • Elewana Africa Ltd
  • Education
    • University of South Africa