Eric De Neef received both Leadership Excellence Awards at this year’s GDS’ RevGen Digital Summit, a cross-industry online event for European sales leaders. The panel of judges recognized Radisson Hotel Group’s commitment to integrity, sustainability, and responsibility during a difficult year for the hotel industry, as well as Eric De Neef’s overall commercial leadership to help navigate the company through the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition, to further driving business evolution and transformation.

“The awards recognize outstanding C-Suite executives in sales and revenue generation roles who can demonstrate exemplary leadership through real-world achievements in their field. Eric De Neef has been selected for the top prize due to his ongoing commitment to sustainability in spite of the current challenging period for the hospitality sector”, commented the GDS jury.

“I’m honored and proud to have been selected for these two prominent awards. 2020 was an unprecedented year for the world of hospitality and it has been more important than ever to stay close to our customers, to help the communities we are present in, and to prepare our business for a “new normal”. This was a task we never experienced before, and it would have been impossible to master this without the support of Radisson Hotel Group’s shareholders, the entire executive management, and our teams. A heartfelt thanks to all of them, and to the GDS’ judges for their recognition”, said Eric De Neef.

Claudia Ivanova Fotev, Radisson Hotel Group’s Area Director RevOps Nordics, received GDS’ “Impact Award” in recognition of her successful efforts to improve the company’s market position and to adapt her team management during the current crisis.

GDS Group is a global events, research, and technology services company dedicated to helping clients meet the challenges posed by a fast-moving, disruptive business environment. The group’s cross-industry B2B summits and events bring purchaser and provider communities together to find solutions to real-world business challenges. The panel of judges of GDS’ leadership excellence awards 2021 featured a dynamic team of industry specialists and experts, among them business founders, CEOs, and further top executives.