speaker bio


Ante Baric

Head of Development, Asia Pacific - Dusit Hotels & Resorts  

With over 20 years of experience across 3 continents, Ante has led numerous hotel development projects with number of global hotel chains. He has directly managed hotel properties and has advised various notable hospitality companies across areas of asset management, hotel investments, and hotel operations. His proficiency in fields of corporate finance, hotel operations, and legal risk-management has served number of businesses to achieve sustainable creation of shareholder value, establish process-optimized operations, and realize a well risk-managed hospitality business.

Following his previous roles in the United States, Europe, and Russia, Ante presently serves as the Head of Development at Dusit Hotels & Resorts, in charge of Asia Pacific markets. Based at Dusit’s headquarters in Bangkok, he oversees a range of hotel developments to ensure asset-light expansion of the company across Asia Pacific, either through management arrangements or hotel franchising – the model he has strategically developed for the company.

Ante is a frequent speaker at hotel industry conferences, and a part-time lecturer of hotel investments at the postgraduate School of Tourism and Hospitality at Mahidol University. He holds a finance degree from Rutgers Business School and a master’s degree in management from Harvard University.