Andrew Buwalda is the Vice President, Finance & Operations for the Hotel Association of Canada, responsible for overseeing the financial and operational programs of the organization.
Prior to joining HAC, Andrew spent over ten years working directly within the hotel industry in progressively senior finance and leadership roles, most recently as Regional Director of Finance & Analysis for a leading hotel investment and development company. Andrew has years of experience working with and presenting complex financial and operational results to stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
Andrew has been listed as a Top 30 Under 30 recipient by both the Ontario Hostelry Institute and Hotel Management Magazine. He holds a Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) designation from the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals Association (HFTP).
Andrew is passionate about supporting the development of future hospitality leaders wherever possible. He serves on a Professional Advisory Committee at Niagara College for their Business & Hospitality degree program. He is also part of the Young Professionals Advisory Council with the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals Association (HFTP) where he currently sits on the association’s Global Board of Directors.