Andrew Widegger


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City Lodge Hotels Limited has been with the City Lodge Hotel Group for 28 years. He was CFO and an Executive Director since 1994 and CEO since 2018. He served as Company Secretary from November 2011 to February 2012. He also previously served as its Secretary until November 2004. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand. Andrew’s areas of experience include accounting, finance and management, property development and operations within the hotel industry.

2018 - Present     CEO, City Lodge Hotels Limited
1994 – 2018         Group Financial Director, City Lodge Hotels Limited
1993 – 1993         Financial Manager, City Lodge Hotels Limited    
1991 – 1992         National Service at SARS
1989 – 1990         Articles at Ernst & Whinney                                                     

1988                       CA (SA)
1987                       B.Acc, Wits University                                                 

About City Lodge: The City Lodge Hotel Group is a multi-brand chain offering a variety of locations, features and budget choices to business and leisure travellers. The City Lodge Hotel Group had its origins in the City Lodge Randburg (now called City Lodge Hotel Bryanston) which opened in August 1985. The group listed on the JSE on 18 November 1992.  The group has five distinct brands, currently offering 7 072 rooms, at 57 locations throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. In 2012, the group acquired a 50% interest in the Fairview Hotel and Town Lodge, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya, and it has since taken full ownership.

The group reported revenue of R1.52 billion in its 2017 integrated report and 1951 employees.

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