Javier Águila was appointed Group President EAME for Hyatt in October 2022. In this role, Mr. Águila is responsible for leading the strategic growth and overall operations in Hyatt’s Europe, Africa and Middle East region. Most recently, he served as Group President, AMResorts Europe and Global Strategy at Apple Leisure Group (ALG), which became part of Hyatt in 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Águila founded Alua Hotels & Resorts, a Spanish hotel group of all-inclusive and leisure properties and served as CEO until the company was acquired by ALG in 2019. Previously, he served as COO at Orizonia Corporation, a tour operator in Spain. Before starting his career in the hospitality & travel sector Mr. Águila worked for more than 10 years in private equity and management consulting at The Carlyle Group, McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton.