Giorgio Ribaudo

Managing Director - THRENDS


An expert in tourism and hotel management and development with an academic and operational background in the hospitality industry, Giorgio started his career in BW and LHW hotel operations in 1999. In 2002, he joined ECONSTAT, Italy's oldest company (1982) in consulting for the hotel and tourism industry. From 2005 to 2011 he was part of the Travel, Leisure and Tourism division of KPMG. He became Head of Project Management at Horwath HTL (Rome office) in 2012 and Director from 2017 to 2019.

At the same time, he is contract professor at the University of Bologna (since 2012), lecturer at Bocconi University and at the University of Pisa. He has 18 years of experience in assisting and advising investors, owners and developers in the hospitality sector, also outside Italy. From 2013 to 2020 he was author of the annual report 'Hotels & Chains in Italy'. He published in the Journal of Travel Research (1st magazine in the world ranking for the tourism area). MBA from St. John's University in New York (2008) and Degree in Tourism Economics from the University of Bologna (2002). He is one of the founding members and editor of THRENDS.