Barry Clemens is a through and through business professional with extensive experience in the Hospitality & Tourism trade.
Recently made major inroads in the tech start up industry in the hospitality industry and consistently met aggressive targets set and has been a speaker at various conferences relating to digitalisation and sustainable tourism.
With a European (Dutch citizen) upbringing, education and hospitality experience he has made Africa his home since 1995 and has built an extremely strong network of professionals in the related sectors at junior and senior levels.
Barry has been at the helm of multinational companies in his field of expertise and has shown extreme business acumen and tenacity in building and developing these companies.
His grounding experience that has brought him through the various stages of employee and management levels gives him the know-how and appreciation of the ground work and importance of the team.
Barry’ entrepreneurial spirit that comes natural, combined with experience and sound business and financial acumen has accumulated to several success’ and achievements such as;
Lilizela Award judge for 5 consecutive years to date (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)
Winner and finalist of several international awards in hospitality for properties under his management
Elected executive member of the DCCI Tourism forum
Proven track record in successfully developing financially distressed business’ into profitable units, whilst improving service delivery.
He recognises the importance of education and transformation in the industries and has a great passion for this, which culminated in projects achieving these goals and assisting communities to develop.
Being an ICF accredited Business & Live skills coach assists in building winning teams!