Work Experience

Social & Environmental Conscience
The Soneva Group*
July 2012 – Present | Thailand
I am responsible for the responsible business practices of The Soneva Group. I oversee the environmental management systems including the Soneva Carbon Calculator, the Soneva Clean Water Projects, the Soneva Forest Restoration Project, the SLOW LIFE Foundation, the SLOW LIFE Symposium and the group’s Social & Environmental PnPs.
*Following the sale of the Six Senses and Evason Brand the company was renamed to The Soneva Group.

Social & Environmental Conscience
Six Senses Resorts & Spas
September 2009 – July 2012 (2 years 11 months) | Thailand
I was responsible for the responsible business practices of Six Senses Resorts & Spas (14 resorts and 26 spas). I managed the environmental management system, Social & Environmental Responsibility Fund and established Six Senses Carbon Calculator, the group’s Social & Environmental Policy & Procedures, Six Senses Clean Water Projects and Six Senses Climate Change programme.

Area Environment Conscience – Thailand & Vietnam
Six Senses Resorts & Spas
July 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 2 months) | Thailand
I was responsible for Social & Environmental issues for all nine Six Senses properties in Thailand and Vietnam.

Social & Environmental Manager
Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa
July 2006 – June 2008 (2 years) | Thailand
I was responsible for the sustainable business practices at Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa and Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi. I lead Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa to become first Green Globe Certified resort in South East Asia, oversaw the responsible business practices for the opening of Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi and lead Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi to become Green Globe Benchmarked.

Environment Officer
Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa
August 2005 – July 2006 (1 year) | Thailand
I lead the resort to become the first Green Globe 21 Benchmarked resort in Thailand. I created a system for environmental benchmarking data recording. Implemented a composting site and managed the environmental team. I produced an environmental training program and conducted environmental training.

Course Director
International Tourism Institute
January 2003 – December 2004 (2 years) | Spain
I managed the company’s tourism and language institute in Spain. I had administrative responsibility including accounting and human resource management. Controlled housing for the students and acted as resident manager for the student accommodation. I managed guest relations with the students and visiting lecturers. I organized excursions and study trips and managed contracts regarding housing and rent of locals. I designed logo and applications for web-site and participated in marketing and sales exhibitions. Additionally, I lectured Tourism/Hotel Management with Spanish.

General Manager
March 2002 – December 2002 (10 months) | Cambodia
I opened Earthwalkers’ Hotel with bar and restaurant in Siem Reap. I had administrative responsibility including human resource management, account and sales & marketing, reservations and contracting with agents. I controlled and took action in front office, restaurant as well as maintenance of hotel.

Nordlandsposten, 1995 – 2000 (5 years) | Norway
I worked as free-lance journalist during weekends and summer whilst studying. I worked both the sports section and general news. 

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