David Nilsson

Group Project Manager

David’s passion for travel and all things Southeast Asia germinated in 2006 during a backpacking tour
with friends across Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. One month quickly parlayed into one year of
intensive travel and language study that eventually culminated in 10+ years’ residence in Thailand
married with two children (and cats!).

In making Thailand home, David brought his F&B management skills, honed in his native Sweden, and
built on them a strong educational base in International Tourism Management at Bangkok University.
David trained practically in hospitality management at the Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok for two years,
after which he pivoted into project management with a focus on interior design and construction. Since
then David has developed a forte, over the past five plus years, in High End hospitality project
management. David prides himself in delivering quality product that is on time, under budget and
exceeding expectations.

David joined YAANA Hospitality in 2022 where he heads up the Visama Lodge development team, as
Group Project Manager, bringing his unique mix of F&B, tourism and hospitality management and
project development expertise to bear to ensure quality, capital-efficient development of our luxury
tented camps.