Jesper Palmqvist has led STR in the Asia Pacific region since 2013, and from the regional headquarters of Singapore, he oversees teams across China, Japan, Australia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Together with the team, he grows and services the renowned STR data set under the CoStar Group banner, while simplifying the numbers through storytelling for clear decision-making across hospitality and investment companies – as well as government branches and academia.
He has experience across hospitality, online travel and IT, via the supplier and aggregator side in IT start-ups and regional hotel chains. He also has experience with global companies such as Orbitz Worldwide, Wyndham Hotel Group and Groupon, leading efforts in distribution, sales & marketing, strategy and contracting.
Originally from Sweden, Jesper is an avid musician and technophile. He frequently presents and discusses the latest trends and updates at industry events, as well as providing insights for media outlets across the region.