Alvaro Hidalgo
Alvaro Hidalgo

Alvaro Hidalgo

Managing Director, FIRST LOGIC Consulting - Chair HFTP´s GDPR Task Force

With 30 years of global business experience and public & private sector expertise in corporate finance & privatization with Credit Lyonnais and World Bank/UNOPS, Alvaro Hidalgo moved towards the hospitality industry, leading large resort & transformation projects in Morocco and Brazil. As Managing Partner of FIRST LOGIC Consulting, his firm provides strategic and financial advisory to the hospitality industry in market entry and greenfield projects, as well as restructuring & turnarounds.
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With 30 years of global business experience and public & private sector expertise in corporate finance & privatization with Credit Lyonnais and World Bank/UNOPS, Alvaro Hidalgo moved towards the hospitality industry, leading large resort & transformation projects in Morocco and Brazil. As Managing Partner of FIRST LOGIC Consulting, his firm provides strategic and financial advisory to the hospitality industry in market entry and greenfield projects, as well as restructuring & turnarounds. 
His expertise in the implementation of traceability processes led him to identification and identity projects and thus to the application of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Alvaro is now CFO & member of the Advisory Board of Biocryptology, a start-up deploying a Universal Identity platform. He also contributes to HFTP and, as Chair of its task force on the GDPR and the Hospitality DPO, he leads the HFTP´s project to guide the industry through its adaptation to the new legal framework. Alvaro also collaborates with Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, teaching in its Postgraduate and Executive Programs.
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HFTP is the professional non profit association for financial and IT personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants, and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities thousands of members and stakeholders globally. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hospitality Accountants. HFTP owns and produces several global products including the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference, HITEC, Pineapplesearch.com, HFTP Club Summit, HFTP Club Forum, and the Uniform System of Accounting for the Lodging Industry (USALI). HFTP has offices in Austin, Texas, USA, Hong Kong, SAR,, and Dubai, U.A.E.
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