Valerie Schuermans is currently in charge of Carlson Rezidor’s business development in the Benelux, France, Poland and several markets in Central Europe. Valerie has signed significant deals in the past few years, which have strengthened the group’s position in core European markets such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland Spain and Greece. The roll out of Park Inn by Radisson has been one of her key achievement, recently doubling the portfolio in Belgium, establishing brand footprint in Amsterdam and introducing Radisson RED in Poland.
She is also a key contributor to contract management solutions for existing partners of the company which have been vital in the current economic environment. Before joining the Carlson Rezidor in 2009, Valerie started her career in the banking industry at KBC Real Estate NV, where she, as account manager, completed the team of Commercial Real Estate Finance for Central & Eastern Europe. In this role, Valerie led a number of large financial transactions in Central Europe and was introduced to hotel development activities through her activities in hotel real estate financing. Valerie holds a master’s degree in Commercial Engineering by University of Antwerp (BE).