About the Event:
Awarded with "CEO of the Year" by Capital CEO Magazine, Paul Salnikow,
Chairman & CEO of The Executive Centre has been well-recognized as a
successful entrepreneur. Over the last two decades, Paul, a New Yorker,
turned a background of being a property
fund manager for a Saudi-backed investment group in Hong Kong into
running a premium serviced office business in Asia Pacific. At the time
when his business began, the concept of serviced office was non-existent
in Asia. Today, The Executive Centre is
the world's fifth largest serviced office business with annual turnover
in excess of US$100 million, operating 1 million square feet of office
space across 50 centres in 10 countries.
Running The Executive Centre was not all smooth sailing. His business
was challenged during the prolonged economic downturn brought on by a
succession of crises including the collapse of the energy giant Enron,
the September 11 terrorist attacks, and
the bursting of the dotcom bubble.
Despite the challenges and
hardships, inspired by a set of beliefs, he continued to grow his
business and has
successfully built the empire of "Premium Serviced Offices" serving the
business interests of multinational corporations, small and medium
enterprises, and start-ups locally, regionally and internationally.
Come and learn the secret of his success.
- How did he get into the serviced office business and why did he think at the time that it was a good idea?
What were the challenges and how did he overcome them?
- How did he strategize his business for growth?
- What kind of risks does he need to manage in current robust serviced office industry?
- What are the set of beliefs he has been upholding?
- What keeps him passionate about what he is doing?
- What are his business objectives for the next 5 years and what is his long-term vision
for the company?
About the Speaker:
Paul Salnikow, Founder, Chairman and CEO, The Executive Centre
Paul Salnikow is the founder, Chairman and
CEO of the Executive Centre. Founded in 1994, The Executive Centre is
premium serviced office provider, providing the highest quality of
serviced offices, virtual offices, meeting facilities, video
conferencing and a broad range of business concierge services in the
most prestigious Grade A office buildings in the central
business districts of every city in which it operates. The company is
constantly growing with turnover and profitability both increasing by 40
Coming from New York and having worked in London and Tokyo, Paul was
posted to Hong Kong in 1991. Prior to founding The Executive Centre,
Paul worked as a property fund manager with the Istethmar International
Group, managing funds into property investment
and development in Asia on behalf of the Bin Mafous family of Saudi
Paul has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration
from Georgetown University
and an MBA from Sophia University in Tokyo. Based in Hong Kong, he
serves on both the Development Board and Annual Fund of Chinese
International School, and is a co-chair of the Hong Kong branch of the
International Wine & Food Society.