Chalana joined Yays in Autumn 2018 to support the brand’s European expansion. After graduating from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, Chalana started his career with the Development & Investment team of citizenM Hotels in the Netherlands. At citizenM Chalana supported the chain’s expansion in Paris, Copenhagen and Switzerland and worked alongside citizenM’s Business Intelligence team to shape the brand’s global growth strategy. At Yays, Chalana hopes to bring the brand to new neighborhoods in Europe’s biggest cities. With his international background and emergent experience, Chalana brings a fresh perspective to the hospitality industry.
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