Mumbai: Renaissance Mumbai has recently announced the appointment of Bjorn Fernandes as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and Lakeside Chalet, Mumbai – Marriott Executive Apartments and shall commence his role effective 10th January, 2020. Prior to this, Bjorn was appointed as the Market Director of Revenue Management – Mumbai Cluster for Marriott International. He has been a part of the Marriott family for a decade and deeply understands the culture and dynamics of the organization, ensuring a smooth movement into the new role. With a strong acumen for numbers, Bjorn is expected to bring a new flavor to enhance this profile.
With over twelve years of experience in Sales and over 2 years in Revenue Management, Bjorn has closely worked with the Market VP, Area Director – Revenue, Market Revenue Head and General Managers of Mumbai Marriott Hotels gaining proficiency in pricing analysis and decision making. Bjorn has also had varied exposure within the sales discipline covering Global Sales, On-property and above property sales along with Revenue management between Taj Hotels and Marriott International.
At Renaissance Mumbai, he will lead the Department of Sales and Marketing and be responsible for driving core sales, creating relationships, promoting brand strategies and creating the best experience for all guests. Bjorn brings to the table his prominent experience in revenue management, analytics and diagnostic acuity and proclivity for numbers giving him an edge in this new position. In this leadership role, he is passionately committed to encourage the zeal of the young team while nurturing a healthy and cohesive work environment.
Bjorn is a fan of Science Fiction and enjoys sports like basketball and Tennis. If at leisure, he loves to travel the world and experiences food and culture from every place he visits. Bjorn indulges himself in cooking and playing the guitar during his free time.
A Mumbai resident, Bjorn holds an MBA in Marketing from MET – Institute of Management and a Bachelors in Management Studies from MMK College. His diploma course in Tourism Management from University of Cambridge and foundation courses on International Air Transport Association (IATA) and United Federation of Travel Agents’ Association (UFTAA) gives him a better in-depth knowledge on the workings of the industry.