Airium International Welcomes Distinguished New Board Member

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TORONTO - Oct. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Toronto, Canada, October 14, 2014 – The staff and board members of Airium international, a cloud-based hospitality management company, are pleased to welcome Stephen Kennedy Smith Jr. as their newest board member. He joins Grant Furlane, Barney Pell and Colleen Quinn on a distinguished advisory board for the growing company.

Mr. Smith is a partner at Kennedy Smith Sammaweera, a real estate investment and development company specializing in smart growth and sustainable development, and he brings rich and diverse experience as an advisory board member. He is actively involved in several medical and green technology businesses including Emlink, a renewable-energy development company; The Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused strategic advisory and financial services firm, and Pear Therapeutics, a medical software company. He is US CEO of Valcent Technology.

Mr. Smith serves on the Kennedy Family Financial Advisory Board and is active in the family’s financial investment and real estate development businesses. He was Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Edward Kennedy’s senatorial and presidential campaigns and he served on the staff of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees. After leaving the Senate, Mr. Smith taught in the negotiation program at Harvard University Law School: during that time, he served as a consultant at Conflict Management Group, where he worked on the Irish peace process and with the organization of African Unity, the World Bank, the IDB and other clients. He has also served on the board of the John F. Kennedy Library, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, the Congress on Policy.

Mr. Smith holds an M.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia University, and an M.A. Ed. from the Harvard School of Education.

“I am looking forward to contributing meaningfully to Airium International’s growth in the local and international hospitality markets, and to working with the Airium management team,” said Mr. Smith.

“With his extensive global experience and understanding, Mr. Smith is sure to make an important contribution to the Airium team. I am confident that his vision will be a significant force at this exciting time in our company’s development,“ added Luce Veilleux, Airium’s recently appointed President and CEO.

About Airium International

Airium International ( is an end-to end cloud based hotel management solution with an internet booking engine, central reservation system and property management system. The system operates in over 210 hotels with 335,000 room nights available for booking. In its relatively short operation span, the system has already broken a record by registering over 100 hotels in 100 days on its booking portal, positioning it as the number one booking engine in Sri Lanka today. In addition, Airium brings technological advances to the hospitality industry with innovative hi-tech tools, including a passport and ID scanner for speedy and secure registrations, a Bluetooth mobile door opener and a leisure rental system dedicated to holiday services and activities. Airium International is the most recent addition to ANAi Global’s holdings.


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