At a ceremony held on June 16 in Stockholm, Frank Fiskers received HSMAI Region Europe’s Outstanding Leadership Award. The newly instituted prize was handed out by Ingunn Hofseth, CEO of HSMAI’s European business.
Fiskers is the first leader in the European hotel and tourism industry to win the prize. The jury’s motivation was based on the passion and energy he uses to develop his team members and the company. Scandic’s sustainability work was also highlighted.
– I am profoundly honoured by this award from HSMAI. My journey with leading Scandic has been an amazing experience and I am of course delighted over it being recognised in this way, says Frank Fiskers.
The HSMAI Region Europe jury states the following reason for awarding Frank Fiskers:
HSMAI Region Europe is honoring Frank Fiskers as a visionary leader with great passion for the hospitality industry. His amazing achievements, positive energy and special gift for speaking publicly has made him well respected in the hotel and travel industry globally. He has held leadership roles in the hotel industry for 25 years across multiple countries throughout Europe and Africa. Frank Fiskers has held a number of top executive positions, in reputable hotel corporations such as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Hilton Hotels Worldwide.
For more than 7 years he has been the President and CEO of Scandic Hotels and led Scandic to world-wide recognition and multiple awards for its outstanding work within Sustainability. Scandic has almost doubled from 130 to 230 hotels under his leadership and he has raised the group to the strongest share price in the world among all listed hotel companies. He has also been a driver behind getting “accessibility” on the agenda of the hotel industry.
His ability to develop his leaders and empower them is exemplary and makes him a role model in the industry. He also understands the importance of helping out and giving back to industry associations, like our own HSMAI, in order for the industry as a whole to progress and thrive. Congratulations!