Mr. German Ongay was born in Merida, Yucatanand he currently lives in Guadalajara. Graduated from the University of Guadalajara for Business Administration, he also completed the Advanced Management Program at Cornell and the Executive Service Management Program at the InstitutoTecnologico y de EstudiosSuperiores de Monterrey. With more than 47 years of hospitality industry experience, German is the Regional Vice President Franchise Sales & Development for IHG in Mexico. German most recently served as the CEO of Optima Hoteles de Mexico in Monterrey. During the past 11 years, he has developed and managed hotels under the Marriott, Hilton and IHG portfolios.German has held Vice President roles with Milenium Hotels Group and Quinta Real, overseeing the operations, marketing and development of the hotels. He served in the roles of General Director and General Manager for numerous hotels, including: Crowne Plaza Monterrey, Camino Real Tijuana, Camino Real Monterrey, Krystal Cancun, and The Stoufer Presidente in Ixtapa.