Meet The Team
Wayne is Chief Executive Officer of HTI Consulting. He has a three year Hotel Management Certificate and Grant Thornton covering 36 countries focusing on: feasibilities, bank due diligence, operator selection, finance raising and asset management. from the University of Johannesburg and an MBA from CASS Business School in London.
Wayne has 9 years of middle management operational experience in some of the leading 5-star hotels and resorts in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Wayne also has 16 years of specialist hospitality management consulting experience with HTI Consulting
Kirsty is Head of Research and Quality Control with HTI Consulting and has a BCOM degree in marketing from the University of South Africa. Kirsty has been involved in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries for a period of 15 years. Kirsty has extensive experience in undertaking market and financial feasibility studies for stand alone hotel developments and integrated resorts.
Kirsty has 15 years of Hospitality Consulting experience with HTI Consulting and KPMG (South Africa and Hungary). Kirsty joined HTI Consulting in 2010 as an Associate Consultant, becoming a full-time employee in February 2012. Kirsty has worked on assignments covering: South Africa, Ethiopia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda, Swaziland, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Gabon, Congo, Seychelles, DRC, the Gambia, Mauritius, Kenya and the UAE.
Daniel has a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and has completed his Masters in Economics. After training in New York in 2007 , Daniel joined JPMorgan in London and was an analyst in their Real Estate Structured Finance team for a year.
Thereafter, Daniel joined LaSalle Investment Management in London for three years as an analyst working across various Investment Funds, focusing on all types of commercial property investments throughout the UK. Daniel moved back to South Africa and joined Jones Lang LaSalle in JHB, where he worked in the Hotel Capital Markets team, focusing on brokering Hotel transactions in the SA and Mauritian markets.
Daniel joined HTI Consulting in April 2014 and has worked on transactions and finance raising in: South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Togo.
Kirsten started her career in the hospitality industry by undertaking a Postgraduate in Management Sciences with a focus on hospitality and tourism management in Cape Town, South Africa. As part of her studies, Kirsten enrolled in an internship at Grant Thornton as a Research within their Strategic Development and Planning Business Unit. Upon completion of this Kirsten joined Grant Thornton permanently as a Consultant focusing on the tourism and hospitality sector. In this role, she was involved in feasibility studies, tourism and business strategies, economic impact modelling, market research and business due diligences.
She has conducted numerous studies on the African continent including Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
In 2017, Kirsten joined HTI Consulting as a Hospitality Analyst within the Advisory and Transactions Unit.
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Hubert has joined HTI Consulting in 2013 and has worked on Feasibility Studies, Operator Selections, Management Contract negotiation, Valuations, Asset management, Finance Raising and Hotel Transactions in over 22 countries of Africa, namely Benin, Guinea, Sénégal, Côte d´Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Congo, RDC, Angola, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius and South Africa.
Prior to working in Hospitality Consulting, Hubert gained work experience in private banking and hotel operations.
Hubert has a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management (finance option) from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, in Switzerland as well as a Certificate from Cornell University in Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management.
Hubert speaks fluently French and English and can speak Spanish and Portuguese as well.
Baptiste holds a Master of Sciences in International Hospitality Finance from Glion Institute of Higher Education of Switzerland. During his studies, Baptiste travelled in Canada, United States, Switzerland and Belgium where he gained knowledge in e-commerce projects, online marketing, data skills and hotels operation.
He worked as a feasibility analyst for Starwood Hotel & Resorts in Brussels, and was involved in analysing developments for potential hotels, preparing profit and loss statements, and research new projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. His time there coincided with the acquisition by Marriott International.
At the beginning of 2017, Baptiste joined HTI Consulting in Cape Town, South Africa and has worked on various projects including feasibility studies, due diligence and valuations in: Benin, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, and Zambia.
Maëlle is a young and (dynamic) graduate from the École Hotelière de Lausanne (EHL), in Switzerland, where she obtained a degree in International Hospitality Management, with a focus in real estate finance, and hotel planning and development.
While pursuing her degree in Switzerland, she has gained work experience in luxury travel planning and hotel operations, in Paris and London respectively.
Upon her graduation from EHL in February 2019, Maëlle has joined our team in Cape Town where she assisted in numerous market and feasibility studies.
Born and raised in Mauritius, speaking fluent English and French, Maëlle has worked on studies in West-Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. She is now based in our Mauritian office.