By Angela Green, Content Executive: Zien Group announce leadership team appointments.
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Zien Group, the parent company of Eden Hotels has announced two leadership team appointments, to bolster their ambitious growth strategy with both the existing portfolio and future acquisitions. Jens Gmiat joins as Head of Operations, and Ruben Satink as Chief Financial Officer.
Gmiat joins with extensive operational and commercial experience gained from over 25 years working with international hospitality brands such as Soho House, Ruby Hotels and Zoku.
Over the past ten years Gmiat has held the position of COO for leading hotel brands. Most recently at Hotel Co 51 where he oversaw a portfolio of 40 hotels across Europe.
Prior to this, as COO at Zoku International he was instrumental in building the infrastructure to support hybrid hospitality with the brand’s home-office-long stay model.
In his new role as Head of Operations, Gmiat will oversee operation for all Zien Group’s businesses.
Satink joins Zien Group with over 20 years of experience in finance and strategy in a career that includes eight years in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. During his career he has worked with companies ranging from large corporates to family and private equity owned businesses.
After ten years working in international markets with GE, Satink moved to Randstad, the world’s largest HR resource provider, working extensively across Europe as VP Finance & Strategy. He then took the role of Finance Director Europe & Asia at global commodities trader, ED&F Man, before moving to one of the world’s largest fashion retail brands, PVH Corp. as Business Control and Investor Relations Director. Satink went on to become Chief Financial Officer at IT Consultancy firm Levi9 in 2019.
An economics graduate, Satink also holds a Masters in International Business from Maastricht University.
Satink replaces long-standing Chief Financial Officer Joost Peeperkorn, who will be continuing in a new position that sees him working for one of the shareholders of Zien Group.
Billy Skelli-Cohen, Zien Group CEO said of the appointments: “We are fortunate to have such talented and experienced leaders joining our group.”