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HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems appoints Jorge Van Thienen to lead HRS LATAM.

25 April 2019

HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems, Oracle Hospitality's largest global partner, announces the appointment of Jorge Van Thienen as their Vice President and General Manager, HRS LATAM. In this new role, Jorge will lead and develop new teams to drive forward the expansion of HRS in Latin America.

Jorge has operated for more than 20 years in the hospitality and technology industries of North and Latin America.  Working in Executive Operations and Relationship Management roles for MICROS-Fidelio, Oracle and Panasonic, has given him the opportunity to successfully manage global teams in multi-cultural and cross-organizational environments, and to improve customer satisfaction and revenue.

"I am delighted that Jorge has decided to join our growing team and I am convinced that he will add value to our company”, stated Joanne Vaughan, CEO at HRS. "Jorge’s vast international experience will help us to increase our presence and further develop and expand our product and service portfolio in the Latin American region.  Our goal is to be the leading technology partner of choice within the Hospitality and Retail sectors.”

Jorge started his career with MICROS-Fidelio where he rapidly became Director of Operations LATAM, before moving to the role of Managing Director for Mexico and Brazil.  Jorge continued as VP of Operations LATAM, until he moved to Florida to become General Manager. After fifteen years with MICROS-Fidelio he joined Oracle where he was appointed Director of Strategic Global Accounts in 2014. His most recent position was with Panasonic where he oversaw their Global Accounts sector. His extensive international experience has enabled him to build a significant number of business contacts. He is also an acknowledged expert in the creation of strong teams that define strategies to improve customer satisfaction and deliver consistent quality.

“It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I accepted the position of Managing Director of HRS LATAM. I consider myself honored to have been given an opportunity to join a company with such a fine reputation,” Stated Jorge Van Thienen, “I am impressed at the international growth of HRS and confident that it will become the global leader and benchmark for the hospitality market. Thank you for accepting me as part of your team. I look forward to being instrumental in the company expansion in the Latin American region and I am eager to meet each one of you in person.”

Both HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems and Jorge are excited about this new step and look forward to seeing Latin America’s progressive growth.