Team of Regents

Behind the Regent Brand

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, the Regent executive team, headed by chairman and entrepreneur Steven Pan, are highly qualified industry specialists with decades of experience in the global luxury hospitality sector.

Ralf Ohletz

Ralf Ohletz

President of Design and Concept

Ralf Ohletz Count von Plettenberg has a long collaboration with Adrian Zecha, one of the original founders of Regent. He graduated from School of Hotel Administration in Heidelberg, Germany and attended Cornell University before launching his hotel career at the London Hilton. He subsequently worked at some of the world’s leading hotels including The Oriental Singapore, The Mandarin Hong Kong, and The Pierre in New York.

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Dexter Chia

Dexter Chia

Group Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

With more than 25 years of hotel sales and marketing experience, Mr Chia focuses on sales and marketing strategies as well as branding and communications.

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Andre Scholl

Andre Scholl

Group Senior Vice President of Operations

Armed with decades of leadership credentials in luxury hotels, Mr Scholl oversees Regent’s hotel operations and owner relations, with a focus on aligning Regent’s operational leaders to accelerate the brand’s global growth and talent development.

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Cai shuo

Cai shuo

Senior Vice President of Business Development – China

With expertise across all stages of hotel business development accumulated over 27 years, Cai Shuo is in charge of Regent’s business development in the greater China area. He has an in-depth understanding not only of technical services, pre-opening services, hotel operation and management, but also valuable insight into the interests and concerns of operators and owners, having worked on both sides of the business.

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Wee-Ann Lim

Wee-Ann Lim

Vice President of Finance

Mr Lim joined Regent Hotels in 2010 as Vice President of Finance, bringing with him over 21 years of experience in the hospitality industry spanning Australia and Asia.

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Cynthia Cheng

Cynthia Cheng

General Counsel

Ms Cheng joined Regent Hotels from the Kerry Group where she was extensively involved in advising on their Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts hospitality portfolio. Prior to this, Ms Cheng was in private practice with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie where she specialized in intellectual property matters. 

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Dick Lin

Dick Lin

Group Chief Finance Officer

Dick Lin joined Regent Taipei 26 years ago as one of its original members that led to the hotel’s grand opening and financial successes throughout the years. Since joining the group, Mr Lin has served as Cost Controller and Financial Controller before subsequently being appointed Group Chief Finance Officer in 2014.

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