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

Praew is 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. 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. AGS are very excited and proud to have someone of Praew’s considerable talents as part of the team, she will be responsible for overseeing marketing and operational activities for facilities under AGS management and consultancy.

Luntarisa Anderson (Mimi)

HR & Admin Manager, AGS

Khun Mimi brings her skills and experiences in human resources and administration to aid the AGS growth. Her responsibility is finding the best talent for the AGS team, managing contracts, and coordinating with clients and suppliers. Her primary role is also to manage existing and new client accounts.

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

Agronomy Services, AGS

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.

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.

Karan Kaul

VP Business Development, AHS

Karan Kaul leads the business development team in all regions to achieve all targets of the group. He oversees the growth and development of the golf and leisure product portfolio. Mr. Kaul has a strong track record in business development and sales. His key professional achievements have been within world-class hospitality groups and corporations including Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas, Onyx Hospitality Group and Langham Hospitality Group. He is based in Bangkok with his wife and son.

Juergen Seidel

Operations & Technical Services Support ,AHS

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

Group F&B Director, AHS

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.

Nopparat Pongwatanakulsiri (Klang)

VP Marketing, AHS

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 HlaingGolf 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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