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James Shippey

Managing Director, AGS

With over 20 years of high level leadership experience at world class facilities through the Middle East, Africa and Asia boasting a proven track record for the delivery of excellence in operational services and financial performance, James is uniquely skilled to deliver what owners and golf clubs need to succeed in today’s challenging environment. His extensive operational background has seen him gain an in-depth understanding of what needs to be done to achieve goals though the delivery of a targeted results driven business approach to in all aspects of club management, development strategies, sales & marketing, pre-opening of private, semi-private & residential/resort club operations. James is highly motivated and driven to bring out the best in his team and the teams on the ground at facilities under the AGS umbrella.

Praewnapa Phol-Uayporn (Praew)

Marketing & Operations Manager, AGS

A multi-talented industry professional holding a Bachelor of Arts degree specialising in marketing and graphic design from Florida Atlantic University (USA), also a former Thai lady professional golfer who has played  on many of the world’s leading professional golf tours such as Symetra Tour (US LPGA Development Tour), Canadian Women’s Tour, China LPGA Tour, and Ladies Asian Tour.

 

Praew has over 20 years of experience in the golf industry, she has travelled the globe extensively during her golfing career as a player, coach more recently as marketing & business development manager at Asia’s premier golf tour operator. Following retirement from professional golf, she put her considerable skills into the business side of golf, developing marketing, communication, and operational management within the tourism sector. After 5 successful years in the tourism industry Praew has now turned her focus to golf management and operations where she will bring a new dynamic and vision to the industry. She will be responsible for overseeing marketing and operational activities for facilities under AGS management and consultancy.

Puangphaka Khotvichien (Goi)

Financial Controller, AGS

Goi brings a wide range of skills and experiences in financial and accounting areas, focusing on financial modelling, systems and controls implementation, management accounting and “new projects” as AGS expands its footprint.

Gavan Wilson

AGS Agronomy Services

With 25 years’ experience in golf course construction and on-going maintenance for world-renowned clubs including Black Mountain (one of the top 50 clubs in the world) plus tournament preparation for over 15 Asian & European Tour Tournaments. Gavan assists AGS in the development and implementation of suitable agronomy and golf course benchmarking programmes for all AGS-managed clubs

Juergen Seidel

AHS Operations & Technical Services Support

Visionary Engineer Hotelier with over two decades of experience in Asia, Indian Ocean, Europe and Middle East. Specialized in energy and environment efficiency, working with ISO, EarthCheck, green leaf, HACCP and other international certification process (enabling bottom line cost reduction through efficiency). Conceptualizing, developing, design, build & open new hotel, resorts & residential (complex/mix-use), Spa and restaurant projects.

Martin Faist

AHS Group F&B Director

Martin brings with him 20 years of experience having worked for Michelin Star restaurants in Germany and well-known restaurants in USA and Thailand. As Group Director of F&B, he is responsible for developing and bringing F&B concepts to life for AGS properties under development.  As well as ensuring the food and beverage products, promotions and performance exceed expectations.

Aekawee Chungkorn (Tum)

Accounting Manager, AGS

Tum has 15-plus years of experience with Ernst & Young and other top Thai & international companies. Tum oversees all project finance, budget preparation, business model development and financial auditing for all AGS-managed properties.

Nopparat Pongwatanakulsiri (Klang)

AHS Marketing Director

A veteran of marketing, PR, promotions, brand creation and collateral development with Marriot hotels, Klang delivers marketing services to our pre-opened and managed properties including full feasibility studies, marketing and business development plans

John Sartain

Operations Consultant – Myanmar

An accomplished hospitality professional who has strong business acumen together with a firm belief in achieving results through people, John has over 25 years in managing international hotel brands such as The Hilton London Kensington; Grand Millennium Sukhumvit; Mandarin Orchard Hotel in Singapore and Pun Hlaing Golf Estate in Myanmar where he was instrumental in transforming the resort to an international quality residential and lifestyle community.

Sameer Dharkar

Business Development, India

Sameer has a wealth of experience in the Indian business world covering more than 20 years. His responsibility encompasses business development and sales activities in India for AGS.

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