Martin Ykema, Chief Operating Officer
Martin Ykema is Chief Operating Officer at Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG. The Management Board member is within the company since 1 September 2013. The born Dutchman has gained 20 years of vast leadership experience in the hotel industry. From August 2007 until his appointment to the VI-Management Board, Martin Ykema was Area Director with Lindner Hotels and especially for the international hotels of the group. Before that, he was in charge of the Orbis hotel group and 15 hotels of Sofitel, Mercure and Novotel in North Poland. The managementcareer of Martin Ykema has started in 1992 with being the General Manager of the Novotel in Maastricht. Following that, Martin Ykema as the General Manager responsible for the Mercure The Hague, Novotel New York and also accompanied the hotel openings of the first Ibis and Novotel Hotels in the Czech Republic. In addition at this time, he was the Board member of the American and Dutch Chamber of Commerce and of the 4- and 5-star Hotel Confederation in Prague.
As a graduate of the Dutch Hotelschool The Hauge in Den Haag, Martin Ykema was able to gain his first experience in the field of tourism.
Martin Ykema was born in 1962 in Zwolle, the Netherlands and is married.