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|Finn Schulz Biography|
Principal, Schulz Consulting
Finn Schulz (64), Danish national, has a 43-year international career within Westin Hotels, SAS International Hotels, Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts and Carlson-Rezidor Hotels behind him. Originally educated as an engineer with low voltage systems as speciality, he joined Westin Hotels (then Western International Hotels) in Copenhagen during the opening of their first hotel in Europe.
After a number of years in Hotel Management during which Finn Schulz completed a computer analysts/programmer education, he moved into the Information Technology field in a specialist role. Initially Finn Schulz joined the Corporate Offices of SAS International Hotels as a Systems Development Manager and later moved into the position as the IT-Director of the company. A position that he has held nine years until he was named Vice President Information Technology in 1999.
The Corporate IT-Department of Rezidor SAS Hospitality set the standards and strategies for the company's Information Technology as well as participates in installations, new hotel developments and second level support.
During the years Finn Schulz has led the company into a complete new era with enterprise wide solutions for electronic communications, distribution and guest enabling systems throughout the 350+ hotels in EMEA.
Finn Schulz retired from Carlson-Rezidor in connection with the recent acquisition of the company by Chinese HNA.
During the years, Finn Schulz has been active in various Industry Leading organizations and other others chaired sessions at Eurhotec-98 in Nice on the subject of Data Privacy, based on the EU Directive now being replaced by GDPR.