The Netherlands: Hospitality company Zien Group has appointed Jens Gmiat as head of operations and Ruben Satink as chief financial officer.
Gmiat joins Zien Group with more than 25 years of experience working with international hospitality brands such as Soho House, Ruby Hotels and Zoku. Gmiat most recently worked with Hotel Co 51, where he oversaw a portfolio of 40 hotels across Europe and led on pre- and post-opening activities and operations.
In his new role at Zien, Gmiat will oversee the operations for all of the company’s businesses, which includes Eden Hotels – a portfolio of 14 city centre properties in the Netherlands.
Satink brings over 20 years of experience in finance and strategy to his new position, with a career across four continents and seven countries including eight years in Russia, central and eastern Europe. During this time, Satink worked with companies ranging from large corporates to family and private equity owned businesses.
Before joining Zien he most recently served as chief financial officer at IT consultancy firm Levi9. Satink replaces chief financial officer Joost Peeperkorn, who will be continuing at a new position for one of the shareholders of Zien Group
CEO at Zien Group Billy Skelli-Cohen said: “Jens and Ruben are joining our leadership team at a pivotal time as we focus on delivering an ambitious growth plan reimagining some of our existing hotels as well as new acquisitions across Europe and the UK. We are fortunate to have such talented and experienced leaders joining our group.”
Zien Group was created in September 2022 as a platform to hold owned and operated hospitality businesses.