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Kuala Lumpur, July 4: Marriott International has announced the appointment of Volker Burth as its General Manager for W Kuala Lumpur replacing Christian Metzner who has moved to W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. 
W Kuala Lumpur made its debut in July 2018 – marking the brand’s first foray into Malaysia.
Volker who is no stranger to the hospitality industry with 17 years under his belt is a well-rounded, passionate hotelier with a five-star and luxury background in hotel operations management.
Known as a hands-on and strategic leader with a drive for excellence through enthusiasm and a positive can-do attitude, Volker will lead a band of disruptors ready to steal the scene as they deliver an infectious and electrifying experience to guests. 

Volker Burth. Image supplied.

Dedicated to building strong teams within an organization and striving for a proactive and guest-focused style of leadership, Volker thrives on developing exceptional talents and bringing their potential to shine.
Throughout the years his expertise in blending in various cultures and continents, Volker began his hospitality career with InterContinental Hotels Group completing assignments in Germany and United Kingdom. He then joined the Sheraton Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as Director of Food & Beverage in 2012 and subsequently moved to the flagship properties at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia and W Bangkok, Thailand.
Meanwhile, Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, has announced the appointment of Steven Scheurmann to the role of regional vice president (RVP) for ASEAN.
Scheurmann will oversee Palo Alto Networks’ business in the region – from driving revenue growth and market momentum to building the overall strategy.

Steven Scheurmann. Image supplied.

Scheurmann has lived and worked in the Asia-Pacific region for close to 30 years.
Throughout his career, Scheurmann has assisted both the public and private sectors with their investments in technology, digital transformation, and cloud adoption.
He began his career at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, supporting the introduction of one of the world’s first electronic visa systems.
He went on to serve in senior positions with several multinational companies and large Asian conglomerates across the region, including major software and security vendors. 
Scheurmann is a recognized expert on topics such as the digital economy, cybersecurity, AI, and cloud technology.
He has taught at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and regularly speaks at industry events.
With the rapid development and adoption of technology in the region, his passion for teaching and mentoring students aligns with Palo Alto Networks’ mission to nurture future leaders and secure our digital way of life. 
The team at DailyStraits.com would like to congratulate both gentlemen on their new appointments. 

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