Piet Van Zyl has been appointed Chief Regenerative Officer at Selo Group in Singapore
Drawing on his wealth of experience with regenerative travel and zero waste projects for hotels and islands, Van Zyl will enhance Selo’s existing regenerative initiatives and implement new company-wide programs for its projects in Lombok, Sumatra Indonesia, and Tioman Island in Malaysia.
“Piet has been a pioneer when it comes to sustainability and zero waste initiatives for the hospitality industry, so we know he will lead Selo in a progressive direction and enrich our eco-friendly plans,” said Andrew Corkery, Selo Group’s CEO. “He is an innovative, future-oriented thinker with a clear passion for the environment and making a positive impact on our world through accessible practices.”
Originally from South Africa, Van Zyl has been a hospitality and sustainability practitioner since 1993 with a focus on energy, water and waste evaluations and optimization, standards audit, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing reviews.
Van Zyl previously worked as group director of engineering and sustainability for Alila Hotels and Resorts for six years and was instrumental in the zero-waste-to-landfill project for the company’s four properties in Bali. At ROLE Foundation, a local Bali NGO, he was instrumental in setting up a ZeroWaste training center. Before joining the team at Selo, Van Zyl was the sustainability consultant for the new Locavore Next Restaurant in Ubud Bali that is currently under construction, The Datai Langkawi, and Nihi Sumba. Additionally, he contributed his expertise to other restaurant projects in Bali.
Courtesy of HospitalityNet – read full article here.