Six Senses Names Beard VP/Sustainability
Monday July 15th, 2013 - 10:18AM Y
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BANGKOK—Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas appointed Amber Marie Beard VP/Sustainability.
Beard has worked for Lend Lease, one of the world’s largest property developers. Relocating to Hong Kong, she joined China Resources, which is one of China’s largest government-owned organizations, working on the city’s first existing building sustainable redevelopment project that was targeting LEED Gold certification. A move to Singapore saw her as Head of Sustainability with Sustainability Ltd, an investment finance-company managing niche real estate opportunities in China, Japan and Australia.
Bernhard Bohnenberger, President of Six Senses said, “In this new position at Six Senses, sustainability will take on an even greater strategic role within the organization as it is elevated to the level of the executive committee. With Pegasus Capital Partners, who acquired the company in 2012 and has over $2.2 billion in sustainably focused assets under management, Six Senses recognized the importance of prioritizing sustainability by inviting [Beard] to this position..."
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