Born in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, Gustaaf Schrils is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and his native language Papiamento. He has a great appreciation for the impact of technology across the World given the diversity of cultures, languages, politics and his experience in global competitive environments. As a Master Electrician and Certified Welder, he came to the United States in 1984 to attend the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida where he earned his Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering and Masters Degree in Engineering Management. In 1995, he joined Intercontinental Hotels Group formally known as Holiday Inn Hospitality, where he has enjoyed a career with increasing responsibilities and executive roles within the IT organization. He is currently leading a $215M technology refresh program for 2,600 hotels in the Americas. Gustaaf is a devoted husband, father and family man currently living in Alpharetta, Georgia.