Carl Kjellqvist was born in Ahus Sweden and is an honours graduate from the International Hotel Management Institute, Lucerne Switzerland and has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Having worked for leading hotel companies in Europe, Carl has gained unsurpassed operational experience in all facets of the food and beverage business.

Since 1995, he has lived in South East Asia, working alongside some of the industry’s most senior executives and entrepreneurs. Having travelled extensively throughout the world, he brings to the table not only an in-depth knowledge of the latest trends and concepts but has the ability to implement them operationally.

Some of the more recent projects include work with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Tourism Development Investment Company (TDIC), Starwood, Hilton, Kempinski, Emaar Hospitality, Accor / Sofitel as well as being the sole food service consultant for the recently opened Marina Bay Sands integrated casino resort in Singapore.


  • APD

Market Segments

  • Airport Facilities
  • Amusement & Theme Parks
  • Branded Concepts
  • Business and Industry/Food Services
  • Casinos
  • Clubs
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Convenience Stores
  • Cruise Lines
  • Family Restaurants
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Fine Dining
  • Government Services
  • Hospitals/Healthcare
  • Hotels/Motels
  • In Flight Catering
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Resorts
  • Sports Arenas
  • Tourism

Area Of Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Concept Development
  • Contract Management
  • Distribution & Procurement
  • Finance Raising/Corporate Finance
  • Franchising
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Kitchen Design
  • Management Recruitment & Development
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Menu & Recipe Development
  • Operating Procedure & Systems
  • Operating Review
  • Quality Management

Food Facility Design

  • Yes

Management Advisory Services

  • Yes

Membership Grade

  • Non-renewal


  • Consultant


  • Focus Hospitality Inc.

Profile Title

  • Managing Partner


382 Laurel Wood Avenue, 275974, Singapore