Dr. Ralph-Walther Doerner

Dr. Ralph-Walther Doerner

CEO

As the founder of CENTINAL, Ralph-Walther is the face and the animating spirit in all our projects. His academic career started at the university of Gießen (Germany), followed by his doctorate (University of Economics Vienna, Austria). During his work for several corporations, Ralph-Walther gained experience domestic and abroad that helped him to develop his core competencies strategic corporate management, process optimization and marketing. Furthermore, as an outside lecturer for Hospitality Real Estate and Hotel Operations (EBS Wiesbaden, Germany & FH Villach, Austria), editor of the “Kompendium der Hotelimmobilie” and head of the university course “Managed Real Estate” at the EBS Wiesbaden, he is an expert for all topics about Hospitality Real Estate, in addition to many implanted projects.

In his free time, Ralph-Walther is a passionate biker and sailor, and, as a trained sommelier, also interested in viniculture.

Lukas Willhöft

Lukas Willhöft

Partner

Before he joined CENTINAL, Lukas finished his apprenticeship as a hotel specialist in a 5*-Hotel in Hamburg, Germany and his studies (International Hospitality Management, IUBH School of Business and Management, Bad Honnef – Bonn, Germany) in 2014. In addition, he could gain experiences in a leading hotel consultancy in Vienna, Austria, primarily in the asset management and feasibility studies departments. Further work experiences could be developed within his time for a leading international hotel group (technical Services and development), in various operating departments in German luxury hotels and his time at a large German airport management company.

In his free time, Lukas is a passionate skier and likes to travel, playing handball and tennis.