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Calin Ile

President, FIHR, General Manager, IBIS Hotels

I have started my areer in tourism in 1995, once I graduated tourism faculty within Academy of Economic Science in Bucharest.

First job was at Continental Hotels Group one of the main local player in hospitality, where in 3 years I was promoted in position of Executive Manager at a 4 star hotel in Bucharest, being at that time one of the youngest managers in the market.

In 2001, I moved to Accor, where I have been activated in various managing position in openings and operating IBIS hotels or being CSR responsible for Accor Hotels Romania for 3 years.

I completed my education with stages at Hotel School den Hague in 1998, and many others at Accor Academy in Paris.

In 2011 I have been awarded with the prize of Best Hotelier of the Year – by Hospitality Forum, being the first local GM chosen after a series of expat GM’s working in Romania.

In 2011 I have signed a collaboration with Tourism University part of Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest, having the honor to teach students in Destination Management for 2 years.

In December 2015 I have been elected as president of FIHR – Romanian Hoteliers Association with the declared objective to support the development of Romanian Hospitality Sector.

General Manager, IBIS Hotels

The Federation of Hotel Industry in Romania (FIHR) is a national employers’ professional organization representing and promoting the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry in Romania, a non-profit and non-governmental organization. FIHR is affiliated to the two international organizations – IH&RA at international level and HOTREC at European level.