Gabriel Cánaves

Chief Human Resources Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

Gabriel Cánaves

Gabriel Cánaves

Chief Human Resources Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

Biography

Gabriel Cánaves joined the company in 1969, becoming a major source of support for the Chairman and founder Gabriel Escarrer, who had created the company in 1956.

During his long career in the company he has held the positions of Director of Industrial Relations, Director of Human Resources and Director of the Cuba Division, also assuming responsibility for company growth in Cuba, a country in which Meliá Hotels International now enjoys a significant presence.

In 2007 he was appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources, a position he combines with that of Regional Vice President for Cuba, the country where Meliá Hotels International has most hotels after Spain. Over the last decade he has relaunched talent management as a strategic function in the company’s strong international expansion, and has also led a significant company reorganization based on efficiency criteria, leading an extensive process of cultural transformation that has allowed Meliá to come out of the worst financial crisis the travel industry has ever seen even stronger than before.

In 2016, after a redesign of the structure and functions of the Senior Executive Team, the Board of Directors named him Chief Human Resources Officer, covering Organization and Compensation, Global Human Resources (Corporate/Hotels), Industrial Relations, Health and Safety, and Personnel Administration. In addition to these functions, his responsibilities also include supervision of the implementation of Human Resources functions in the different regions

In addition to his extensive experience and deep knowledge of the industry, Gabriel Cánaves also has strong skills in negotiation, team management and leadership, and crisis management, which he has developed and consolidated over a successful 40-year career in the company.

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Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Founder at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Chairman-EMEA Board at University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

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Chief Financial Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Chief Operating Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Spokesperson at Hoteles Mallorquines Asociados Sl

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Secretary & Independent Director at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Chief Real Estate Officer at Meliá Hotels International SA

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Joint Administrator at Finca Los Naranjos SA

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Career History
Chief Human Resources Officer
1969 - Current

Meliá Hotels International SA engages in the operation and management of hotels. It operates through the following business areas: Hotels, Asia Pacific, Real Estate and Club Melia. The Hotels segment operates the Meliá Hotels International hotels, including all of the hotel brands under the Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol, and Paradisus brands. The Asia-Pacific operates its office in Shanhai which develops hotels in Asia-Pacific. The Real Estate markets and manages residential properties, shopping malls, and golf courses. The Club Meliá provides holiday products for its members. The company was founded by Gabriel Escarrer Juliá in 1956 and is headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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Secretary, Appointments & Remuneration Committee
Current

Meliá Hotels International SA engages in the operation and management of hotels. It operates through the following business areas: Hotels, Asia Pacific, Real Estate and Club Melia. The Hotels segment operates the Meliá Hotels International hotels, including all of the hotel brands under the Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol, and Paradisus brands. The Asia-Pacific operates its office in Shanhai which develops hotels in Asia-Pacific. The Real Estate markets and manages residential properties, shopping malls, and golf courses. The Club Meliá provides holiday products for its members. The company was founded by Gabriel Escarrer Juliá in 1956 and is headquartered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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