A British National, certified by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, with over twenty years of experience in the hospitality industry, the first ten years of which was in South Africa, Stuart Cook is the Managing Director of YES! Hospitality a hospitality management consultancy and hotel management company operating in East Africa. The company is the preferred operator of the Protea Hotels with two hotels in Uganda with a further five under construction as well as two in Rwanda. Additionally YES! Holds the master License agreement for Bon Hotels www.bonhotels.com from South Africa who have an aggressive African expansion strategy with several hotels in Nigeria already under management. With a number of strategic partnerships YES! Is able to offer a comprehensive solution from concept to completion bringing feasibility, finance, design and management to the table for a holistic solution for developers and owners. He has an intimate knowledge of the opportunities and challenges that exist within the EA region acquired through his passionate, hands-on approach to both the development of branded properties and management consultancy provided to unbranded units.