Selmin Birsel, BA
Revenue Management at & Area Revenue Manager, CEE
InterContinental Wien & InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
BA '91 Management/Marketing
"Webster University was the perfect combination for me. It provided me with strong fundamentals for my career. I had the opportunity to study in an American educational system and at the same time learn a second foreign language, German. In my last semester I completed a four month voluntary internship in a 5* hotel in cooperation with Webster University. Due to Vienna’s central location and good accessibility I also had the opportunity to travel to other European cities at that time.
Since 1991, I have held various operational positions in Front Office, Banquets & Catering and moved up the ladder in Sales & Marketing, holding positions from Sales Manager to Director of Sales & Marketing. Currently I am responsible for Revenue Management at InterContinental Wien (responsibilities cover Pricing, Positioning, Strategically Planning, Budgeting, and forecasting). Additionally I act as Area Revenue Manager, Central Eastern Europe for InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the luxury brand of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) which is the largest hotel chain by number of rooms; supporting hotels in Budapest, Prague, Bucharest, Tashkent, Tel Aviv, Astana and Almaty."