Simone Colombo is now Managing Director of Hoist Group for MED Region (IT | PT | SP | TK) with full P&L responsibility for his area. Previously, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer with the mission of reorganizing the 24/7 Central Support Center that serves all the group’s subsidiaries.
He has spent the last 17 years serving the hospitality industries at various levels and with different roles. Simone joined Swisscom Hospitality Services in 2004 as Sales Manager for the Italian Branch and since then he has covered various positions with increasing responsibility. He’s eventually joined the Marketing Department before being promoted Sales Director for Mediterranean Region and then VP Sales & SI for EMEA countries. He has actively contributed to the business growth of the company as well as offering definition, improving the sales and operations processes across the boundaries and following up company transformation until the merge with Hoist Group in 2015. Prior to join Swisscom Hospitality, Simone was involved in a successfully start-up operating in the hospitality industry and was lecturer of Statistics in various University classes.
Simone earned a B.A. in Economics from University of Milano-Bicocca, EMBA from Business School of Politecnico Milano (MIP), followed Negotiation classes at Harvard Business School, and attended Exponential Executive Program at Singularity University in California.