Helder was appointed as the Chairman of IHL on 18th of April.
Having served on many government-appointed Boards in South Africa, Helder has developed hotels in many countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.
Helder has also contributed to important Intercontinental Hotel Group committees for over 10 years, including chairing the International Association of Holiday Inns (IAHI) EMEA and is currently on the Owners’ Committee Board.
Helder was formerly Managing Director of the South African based Southern Sun Group and a Director of Tsogo Sun Holdings, with significant casino interests in South Africa. During this time, Helder was responsible for over 80 hotels, from economy to luxury properties, including an international Convention Centre and over 9,000 employees.