"This is a people industry, if your proposed business model can't support the cost for the best management, forget it!."


Established in 1988, Focus has been involved in well over 300 hospitality and retail related projects. We provide technical and conceptual assistance to create exciting and sustainable food and beverage, lodging and retail related businesses.

With clients from the Americas, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific we are truly a global company with offices in Singapore, New York and Paris.

With over 90 years of combined experience in senior management positions, our partners are well equipped to give objective and factual advice for your project.


Focus, with its experienced group of operationally savvy professionals, is an essential component to the building of a successful and profitable business.

By being a part of your team from the onset, we are able to ensure that the creative decision-making process is synergized with the operational needs, eliminating costly changes at the post opening stage.

As an independent party who has a vested interest in your success, we implement strategies which have been proven through our years of experience in the industry and which make money!

Our management expertise and analytical approach to problem solving ensures that project budgets are tightly controlled and implemented in a timely manner.Our creativity and world wide experience ensures you get only innovative and cutting edge concepts.


Managing Partner
South East Asia / Middle East

Carl Kjellqvist was born in Åhus Sweden and is an honors graduate from the International Hotel Management Institute, Lucerne Switzerland and has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.

Having worked for leading hotel companies in Europe, Carl has gained unsurpassed operational experience in all facets of the food and beverage business.

Since 1995, he has lived in South East Asia, working alongside some the industry’s most senior executives and entrepreneurs. Having traveled extensively throughout the world, he brings to the table not only an in-depth knowledge of the latest trends and concepts but has the ability to implement them operationally.


President / CEO
Americas / Europe

Born in England and a graduate of hotel schools in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Michael has over 30 years experience in the hospitality business.

Having worked for over 20 years in senior management positions within North America, Europe, Africa and the Far East, Michael brings to the table a wealth of knowledge from operational know-how to concept development but most importantly knows how to make money.

He is an industry veteran regularly conducting speeches covering the industry’s current and future challenges.

Currently based in Paris, he heads the American and European region.