Philippa-CheslerPhilippa Chesler, former Special Projects Manager for the Protea Hospitality Group, has just been appointed International Sales Manager for the company.

Chesler’s previous experience in Special Projects, focusing on acquiring business from niche markets, will stand her in good stead in her new role, says Protea Hospitality Group Sales Director Charmaine Hardwick.

Chesler, an adventure-loving Capetonian who has been involved in motor racing, rallies and skiing both professionally and as personal interests, is keen to take on the new challenge.

“The Protea Hospitality Group has the best hotels in Africa and I’m excited about developing new markets such as South America and Asia,” she said.

Chesler has extensive experience in marketing, events management and journalism and worked as the marketing manager for Simply Asia, as well as the events marketer for the Western Province Motor Club.

Hardwick said she had no doubt Chesler would make an outstanding addition to her strong and motivated sales team. “With Philippa’s vast experience I expect great things,” she said.