Based in Singapore, Jonas is responsible for the expansion of STR Global in Asia, bringing hotel benchmarking and industry statistics to new heights in the region. Prior to his current position at STR, he was part of Horwath HTL’s team of hospitality consultants where his work included feasibility studies, valuations, master planning, and strategic brand expansion studies. Before moving to Singapore, Jonas was based on the island of Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands where he held the position of Managing Director of the Marianas Tourism Authority responsible for all marketing and destination management efforts. He was engaged in a wide variety of economic and tourism development initiatives in the region including a seat on the board of PATA. With over 15 years of industry experience, including management positions in human resources, food & beverage, and sales & marketing, Jonas has developed a comprehensive background and extensive expertise in the region’s hotel and tourism industries.