Our People

At Minor Hotels, we take pride in succeeding together. Our team members are one of our most important assets, sharing their local and international expertise, pushing our businesses to the next level, and achieving results as they champion our vision of innovative hospitality.

Every day, our team brings passion, leadership, drive and inspiration to our business and serves as the cornerstone of our success.

Leadership Team

  • William (Bill) E. Heinecke

    Founder & Chairman – Minor International

    One of the best known expatriates in Southeast Asia, Bill Heinecke is the driving force behind the leading global brands under the Minor Group umbrella. His visionary spirit, unwavering commitment and hands-on management style are the cornerstones of his unparalleled successes, which are deeply rooted in Thailand. Bill created his very first company here at the young age of 17. Today, Minor International (MINT) owns and operates a diversity of companies, focused on three primary business sectors: restaurants, hotels and lifestyle retail brands. MINT operates over 2,200 restaurants, over 400 retail trading outlets, and over 530 hotels across 55 countries from Australia to Brazil.

    Bill’s first hotel venture was in 1978 with the Royal Garden Resort in Pattaya, Thailand. Minor Hotels is now one of the largest hotel owners and operators based in Asia. The company’s hotels, resorts and serviced suites are operated under Minor Hotels’ Anantara, Avani, Elewana, Oaks, NH Hotels, NH Collection, nhow and Tivoli brands – as well as management agreements with Four Seasons, Marriott, St Regis and Radisson Blu.
  • Dillip Rajakarier

    Chief Executive Officer – Minor Hotels
    Group Chief Executive Officer – Minor International

    Dillip Rajakarier serves as Chief Executive Officer of Minor Hotels as well as Group Chief Executive Officer of Minor International. With an accomplished hotel and finance background, he oversees the strategy, operations, and development of Minor’s hotel division. He joined Minor Hotels in 2007 as Chief Finance & Investment Officer and took on the Chief Operating Officer role the following year. In 2011 he was promoted to CEO – Minor Hotels. In January 2020, he became Group CEO of Minor International.

    Dillip has been instrumental in expanding the hotel portfolio, including Elewana properties in Africa, Anantara Kihavah villas in the Maldives, strategic hotel investments in Sri Lanka, six Tivoli hotels in Brazil and Portugal, along with the rights to the Tivoli brand in Brazil. He also oversaw the acquisition of Oaks Hotels & Resorts, which operates over 50 hotels across Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Thailand. Dillip spearheaded the Avani Hotels & Resorts launch in 2011 in Sri Lanka. In 2018, he oversaw the acquisition of NH Hotel Group which grew Minor Hotels’ portfolio from 161 properties to over 530 today.

    Before joining Minor Hotels, Dillip was Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises.
  • Ian Di Tullio

    Chief Commercial Officer

    As Chief Commercial Officer, Ian Di Tullio heads global Sales, Loyalty, Marketing, PR and Revenue & Distribution for Minor Hotels. A customer-centric marketer and seasoned executive, Ian constantly pushes the limits of commercial strategy and performance, as well as customer brand marketing, and experience and engagement, by redefining and enhancing the relevance and impact of customer interactions. Ian has extensive global managerial experience within large multinational organisations – including Accor, Qatar Airways and Air Canada – and a proven track record managing multi-cultural teams at senior levels.

    A Canadian national, Ian holds a finance undergraduate degree from HEC Montreal, an MBA from Queen’s University in Canada and a PhD in Marketing from Cranfield University in the UK. He is a guest lecturer at many universities, speaks frequently at commercial, digital, loyalty, analytics and customer engagement events worldwide and is fluent in English, French and Italian.
  • Craig Cochrane

    Chief People Officer


    As Chief People Office for Minor Hotels, Craig is committed to advancing and enabling the global People strategy in support of the company’s leadership and expansion goals. With over 23 years of international Human Resources experience, Craig joined the organization in January 2023 from Accor where he was Senior Vice-President of Talent & Culture & Global L&D – India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey. 

    With the continuing rapid growth of Minor Hotels, Craig’s extensive experience in leading both operational and strategic HR teams with a deep understanding of commercial and operational matters will be essential to drive the business and people back to growth after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Born in the UK, Craig has lived and worked in Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, China, Thailand, Switzerland and Madagascar for leading luxury and upscale hotel management companies such as Mövenpick and Jumeirah.

  • Wayne Williams

    Chief Finance Officer

    Wayne Williams supports the growth of Minor Hotels in his role as Chief Finance Officer. Wayne personifies the Minor Hotels pursuit for perfection. He joined in 2006 as Group Financial Controller for the Marriott Resorts and Anantara Resorts in Thailand. He gained recognition early in his career with internal awards and was soon promoted to Group Financial Controller then to Vice President – Finance before being named in his current role.

    Wayne has been in the hospitality sector since the early 1990s, establishing his bona fides at properties in Australia, Vanuatu and Thailand before becoming part of the Minor Hotels team. A qualified CPA in hotel finance for more than two decades, Wayne regularly participates as a panelist at hospitality industry seminars, sharing his knowledge and experiences on strategic planning and risk management issues unique to hotels and resorts.
  • Kosin Chantikul

    Chief Investment Officer

    Kosin joined Minor Hotels in October 2013 as Group Director of Acquisitions and was promoted to Vice President - Investment and Acquisitions in June 2015 and to Senior Vice President in May 2018. Kosin has always shown passion and drive by aggressively identifying and pursuing new business opportunities to add to the company portfolio, building and training strong team members in the process.

    Kosin has extensive financial and investment experience in real estate and hospitality. Prior to joining Minor Hotels, he spent 10 years executing hospitality and real estate investments in Southeast Asia and North America on behalf of Boutique Asset Management, Nomura Asset Finance and Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners.
  • Amir Golbarg

    Senior Vice President Operations - Middle East & Africa


    Amir first joined Minor Hotels in 2012 as Director of Operations & Hotel Openings based in the Bangkok corporate office. He then furthered his career with Minor Hotels with several international postings and became Hotel Manager at Souq Waqif Hotel Doha, Qatar in 2015. Amir then moved to Al Rayyan Hospitality and Katara Hospitality where he held the strategic position of Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Director in Qatar.

    Since Amir joined Minor Hotels back in March 2019 as Vice President Operations - Middle East, his proactive and strategic leadership focused on improving processes and growing our footprint has proven successful in operational efficiency and addition of numerous new hotels despite the global pandemic. In September 2021, he was promoted to Senior Vice President Operations, Middle East & Africa to continue overseeing the Middle East region as well as manage all operations and the company’s performance in Africa.

  • Craig Hooley

    Chief Operating Officer – Oaks Hotels & Resorts (Australia & New Zealand)


    Craig is a seasoned hotel leader with a proven track record in senior leadership roles within the Australasia region; as well as in leading successful multi-branded development, opening and re-branding operations in the mature markets of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Hong Kong.

    Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Craig held a General Manager role with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, representing the company in both Sydney and Hong Kong. In addition to sound experience in operations and commercial, Craig also brings with him a solid human resources background, having held regional HR leadership roles. With a keen interest in developing future hoteliers, Craig is currently a board member of Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA).

  • Winston Tsang

    Chief Operating Officer – Anantara Vacation Club (AVC)


    Winston joined Anantara Vacation Club in November 2016 as Project Director – Phuket Preview Centre and received a number of promotions before moving to his current role in January 2023. 

    A highly accomplished and innovative leader, Winston has extensive South East Asia Pacific experience in regional sales, strategic planning, business development, change management, service, brand management, product development, sales talent acquisition and development. During his time with AVC, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and gathered 360 degree experience of the business to support and lead AVC’s growth in the years to come. 

  • Paul Yoo

    Senior Vice President, Projects & Technical Services

    Paul joined Minor in late 2022 from his previous dual-position at CapitaLand as Head of Global Design & Planning and Product & Technical Services with The Ascott Limited, and at CapitaLand International as VP of Project Development & Management, where he managed all Ascott-branded projects globally as well as heading the technical risk assessment team for global acquisitions and project development.
    Paul is a highly esteemed professional with more than 23 years of professional practice as a licensed architect in the US and Singapore. He is fluent in Korean and holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (MSAUD) from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
  • Maurizio Bisicky

    Senior Vice President, Subscription Products


    As Senior Vice President, Subscription Products at Minor Hotels, Maurizio spearheads the company’s expansion into new markets through subscription-based models. His role is pivotal in driving sustainable growth and diversifying the company’s portfolio. He is dedicated to developing and implementing these new products, aimed at attracting a broader audience and enriching Minor Hotels’ offerings. 

    Maurizio's impressive background is rooted in nearly twenty years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Anantara Vacation Club (AVC), where he played a pivotal role in bolstering the global team and its operational efficacy. His leadership transformed AVC into a leading figure in the Asian timeshare market, adept at navigating shifts in both market trends and consumer behaviour. Prior to that, Maurizio spent more than a decade with Marriott Vacations Worldwide.