“We support and drive the paradigm shift where environmental regeneration (formerly known as “sustainability”) is an integrated aspect of business strategy.”
Daniel started his 30 year hospitality career with an apprenticeship as chef. He then continued to obtain a bachelor degree in hotel and restaurant management from the Hotel Management School Belvoirpark Zuerich in 1991. Daniel began collecting international hotel management experience in Asia, by moving to Ho Chi Minh City back in 1992.
Daniel has been managing hotels and F&B operations for private owners and international Hotel Management Corporations such as Starwood, Carlson Rezidor and Accor Asia Pacific in Vietnam, Singapore, China, Thailand and Cambodia.
By adding a diploma in Hotel marketing from Cornell University, Ithaca in 2003 as well as a Masters degree in Environmental Management and Technology from the University of North-Western Switzerland, School of Life science in 2009, he continuously is updating, as well as guiding his education towards the cutting edge.
Daniel researched his master thesis in Amman, Jordan in cooperation with Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels. The topic was “The inclusion of environmental sustainability considerations during the planning and pre-opening phase of hotels”.
Our mission is to support & improve service industry concepts in Asia’s Mekong sub region utilizing our management expertise and environmental management & technology specialization towards the increase of environmental regeneration and risk reduction, while considering all stakeholders as well as future generations.
Daniel expertly supports the vision of a future hospitality and tourism business paradigm in which environmental sustainability is an integrated aspect and not an additional one.
Since its incorporation in 2012, DKNA has executed 180+ environmental management system audits at leading 5star and luxury hotels across Asia and Europe for brands such as Peninsula, One & Only, Cheval Blanc, Centara Hotel & Resorts, Melia, IHG, Dusit Thani, Hyatt, Caravelle, Angsana and Banyantree. A growing number of Sustainability Managers and Directors of Engineering of international and regional hotel cooperations received environmental sustainability training from us.
Career Opportunities !
We are searching for Thai staff, educated in environmental sustainability or keen to learn more about it – please find details on the career page.