Bidvest Employee

Jegie Padmanathan

Chief Executive Officer

With 25 years’ experience in the international hospitality industry, Jegie joined Bidvest Prestige in 2016. He was previously the Chief Hotels and Resorts Executive for Peermont Hotels Casinos and Resorts.

He has also held management positions with Rosewood Hotels and Resorts in Dallas, USA, Sun International, Southern Sun (now Tsogo Sun), Hilton and Hyatt.

Besides his Hotel School qualifications, he has certifications in Real Estate, Development and Hotel Investment, Hotel Asset Management, Hotel Investment and Financing, and Hotel Planning and Design from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. Additionally, he has an Executive Management Development Certificate from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Since 2009, Jegie has been a member of the Tourism Grading Council Awards Committee of South Africa which is involved in the awarding and assessing of grading in hospitality establishments around South Africa. This appointment is made by the Minister of Tourism of South Africa.