Frank Ranieri | President
- website: www.grupopuntacana.com.do
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About Frank RainieriMr. Frank Rainieri is a pioneer of the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic. President and CEO of Grupo PUNTACANA and partner of the exclusive and elegant tourist complex in the Punta Cana zone, PUNTACANA Resort & Club. He is the owner of the first international commercial and private airport in the world, Puntacana International Airport, having been one of the first to develop commercial and residential real estate in Punta Cana.
About Jake KheelJake Kheel is Environmental Director for Puntacana Resort & Club, one of the most successful development companies in the Dominican Republic with a distinguished history in sustainable development. Jake oversees the Corporate Environmental Affairs for the resort, including solid waste management, environmental quality control, environmental permitting and energy and water conservation.
For the past 15 years, the not-for-profit Puntacana Ecological Foundation has successfully implemented innovative solutions to numerous social and environmental issues in the Punta Cana region, ranging from implementation of the largest recycling operation in the country, conservation of endangered species, and coral reef restoration and marine management.
Since 2005, Puntacana Resort & Club has received numerous international awards, including the prestigious World Tourism and Travel Council "Tourism for Tomorrow" award for Destination Stewardship, the Conde Nast Traveler "World Saver's Award" and the "Global Vision" award by Travel & Leisure magazine. Most recently, Puntacana Resort and Club was recognized with Platinum Award in the HSMAI and National Geographic Traveler "Leader in Sustainable Tourism Award" category.