Start-up Manager UK
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Merel Hummels started to work in the hospitality industry when she was 15 years old. Intrigued with the business of making people smile and feel good, she started her hospitality management studies in 2010. In 2014 she accepted an internship for HMSHost International to coordinate the opening of stores at Bali airport, after which she moved to Vietnam to work for the organization’s regional hub. Her next stops were New Zealand and Australia, working directly for the regional manager to drive profitability and improve hospitality standards. In 2017 and 2018, Merel was stationed in Shanghai, where she was responsible for opening 9 restaurants at 2 brand new locations, before moving back to Europe at the end of 2018. In November she accepted a position as Start-up Manager in the United Kingdom, where she currently coordinates the smooth opening of new restaurants – from outset to completion. Merel is enthusiastic, eager, passionate, positive, result-oriented and open-minded. She is a team player and believes that results can only be achieved together. Besides her work, she loves to travel, read books, spend time with friends & family, and of course – enjoy a good meal and a wonderful glass of wine.