Mr. Maliassas currently serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his current role, Mr. Maliassas served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Playa Resorts Management, the Company’s management company, since 2019. Prior to joining Playa, Mr. Maliassas served as Senior Vice President Operations from 2014 to 2019 for the luxury and premium brands of Accor Hotels in Central & Eastern Europe, overseeing a portfolio of over 45 hotels with brands such as Raffles, Fairmont and Sofitel. He has managed and developed upscale and luxury hotels in Europe, North America and the Middle East for over 25 years while holding positions such as Vice President North, Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean for Sofitel Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Maliassas holds a degree from Les Roches, Switzerland and a postgraduate degree from the University of Surrey, UK in International Hotel Management.