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David Etmenan

Chief Executive Officer, Novum Group Hotels

Born in 1984, David realized at a young age that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a hotelier. He joined the company in 2002, assisting his father in the operation his hotel while doing his studies in business administration at the Nordakademie in Elmshorn. In 2004, his father passed management on to his sons David and Mortesa. Through David’s leadership, the company grew from one hotel to ten within the next few years. In 2009, David created the Novum Group headquarters, with a centralized reservation, revenue, accounting, finance and administration. David acquired his first hotel outside of Hamburg in 2011, in Berlin. Recently, the company has passed the 60th hotel mark with a goal set of 85 Hotels by 2020, including the acquisition of hotels outside of Germany.