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Shiji Group strengthens senior management

Wolfgang Emperger recently joined Shiji Group as Senior Vice President to lead all the sales, account management, customer service and operational teams in the region. 25 years of experience, including at Infor, Amadeus Hospitality Solutions, and Marriott and HRS.

BERLIN, GERMANY – Shiji Group, the global hospitality technology innovator, has announced that Wolfgang Emperger recently joined the company as Senior Vice President in a newly created role that combines the regions of Europe, Africa and the UK & Ireland together.

Wolfgang has been brought on to further grow Shiji’s business in the region and continue the service quality the company is known for. He assumes full responsibility for all the sales, account management, customer service and operational teams in the region, supporting Shiji’s local hospitality clients, whose businesses depend on the company’s range of technology platforms, services and solutions.

Shiji employs over 750 people in the region – working with over 29,000 hotels, including leaders such as IHG, The Peninsula Hotels, Radisson, Minor Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Ruby Hotels, Sircle Collection and more. Shiji’s solutions cover the full spectrum of hotel tech from distribution through property management, point of sale, payments solutions, and activities management to guest experience and more.

Wolfgang joins Shiji from HRS, where he was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EMEA, and prior to that he spent 11 years with Infor, ending up as Vice President of Infor Hospitality for EMEA.

With over 25 years of hospitality experience – including senior roles at Marriott Hotels, Cendyn, Netviewer, and Amadeus Hospitality Solutions – Wolfgang holds both an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK and a degree in hotel management from the Hotel Management College Bad Woerishofen, Germany.

Kevin King, Chief Operating Officer of Shiji Group, said: “Wolfgang has a deep knowledge of the hospitality industry and good standing with many of the largest hotel operators in the region. Together this makes him uniquely qualified to provide our partners with the extra-special support they need as the rapid recovery creates some of the biggest operational challenges our industry has ever faced, where technology will play an increasingly important role.”

Wolfgang Emperger, Senior Vice President for Europe, Africa, the UK & Ireland at Shiji adds: “I am very happy to join Shiji at this crucial time for the industry. Launching the Shiji Enterprise Platform in the region will bring this unique solution to a market that needs more automation. I am convinced that – more than ever before in our industry – technology lies at the core of solving almost every single challenge that we are facing, and Shiji has the solutions for that.”

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