Camilo Hoyos initiated his academic training at the Nassau Community College in NY with complementary studies at the University of the Savana, Colombia. He has diplomas in Customer Service Management, areas of Costs Control in F&B, and Hotel Budgetary Handling in the Externado University of Colombia. He is also certified in coaching from the Panamanian Association of Coaching & Lambert do Brazil. Over the course of six years, Camilo has held positions as MIS Manager, Customer Support Manager, and Customer Relations Manager in COMCEL S.A. (the largest mobile communications company in Colombia), spearheading different progressive changes. In the Hotel and Tourism sector he assumed the position of F&B Director of the Victoria Regia Hotel in Bogota. In Phoenix, Arizona, was Banquets Manager and Dining Room Director of Vincent´s on Camelback Restaurant and the Commercial Director for France West, a F&B consulting firm. He has been a Restaurant owner in Bogota and founder partner of the first wine bar in the Colombian capital (The Wine Bar). Camilo is an experienced lecturer including speaking at Polytechnic Grancolombiano University, UNAPEC in Sto. Dgo., UTESA in Santiago, also at the Telecommunications International Forum and at the 2nd National Sales Convention of All Reps (Wholesale Tourism Agent), among others. His academic experiences includes a position as teacher in the Gastronomy and Restaurants Management faculty at Lasalle College in Bogota. Currently, he is an active member of the Panamanian Gastronomic Club and an ambassador for the Jamie Oliver foundation. Camilo has been a writer in a cultural magazine in Barranquilla, Colombia and at the moment, is the editor of the Enófilo, a magazine that specializes in the wine industry and is published in Santo Domingo, D.R.. A wine connoisseur and enthusiastic for over 20 years, he developed for RJ Vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina, a guide that provides a better knowledge and understanding for beginners over wines. Has directed different wine tasting and private and particular gastronomical courses.
Camilo Hoyos is Partner, General Managing Director, Panama and Central America of Hospitality Management Company.