Marc Jongerius is co-founder and managing director of Zoku, a re-invented apartment hotel concept facilitating global living and working for the independent travelling professional. The first Zoku opened in Amsterdam in May 2016. Marc is leading acquisition, development, international roll-out, strategic partnerships and asset management for this new international hotel chain.
Realising the value- and growth potential of companies is his passion and wasMarc’s focus as one the partners of a Netherlands based buy-out fund; he has been active in the private equity sector for more than 10 years. Prior to that, Marc worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) as auditor and M&A transaction services consultant. His clients were mainly large international enterprises.
He is member of the advisory board of a large family office and member of the investment committee of a Mezzanine Investment Fund. To entrepreneurs and start-ups, Marc acts as a coach in helping to determine the best business model and corresponding strategy. Marc holds a Masters Degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University in The Netherlands and Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille in France.
“This is all a rather new industry to me but I really enjoyed hearing about the perception of changes, particularly in the short-term rental, “end of alternative” debate. It was also exciting to see people blurring the lines with regards to serviced apartments and aparthotels in Paul Rands’ talk. My favourite part though was listening to the Brexit debate and seeing people put their views on the table.