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Aron Harilela

Dr Aron Harilela

CEO & Chairman, Harilela Hotels

  • King's Business School Advisory Council Member


Aron Harilela is the chairman and CEO of the Harilela Group of companies, which owns hotels on three continents and operates several of its own.

Harilela led the company into hotel management for the first time with The Hari in London in 2016, and then followed it up with a Hong Kong edition in 2020; the latter was recognised as the Best Upscale Hotel at the prestigious HD Awards less than a year after it launched.

The former chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Harilela has a Bronze Bauhinia Star and is a JP. He is married to Laura, with whom he has two children. Outside work, he is perhaps best known as one of Hong Kong’s leading polo fanatics.