Mark Weingard


Mark Weingard is a self-made serial entrepreneur and investor. He was a pioneer in the world of fintech and sold his company Reset to ICAP in 2008.  The company has since been sold to S&P Global and the CME and is now named Osstra.
In 1999 Mark and his partner Annika founded Hotel IQ, a mystery shopping company that rated hotels service levels. Mark was always fascinated by hotels and created the original template for the survey.  The company was the main service supplier for Hyatt, Pan Pacific, Six Senses and Mövenpick. Mark moved away from the business in 2012 to focus on his other activities.
Mark has since turned his hand to the world of hospitality and real estate.  He has created the Iniala brand which is famed for its prestigious, multi-awarded hotels in Thailand and Malta.  Iniala has also recently launched its first Villa project in the prestigious Pedralbes district of Barcelona.
Mark is also the founder of the Inspirasia Foundation.  The Foundation was set up in 2003 after Mark’s fiancée was killed in the Bali bombing.  The foundation has since given over US$ 15 million to charitable causes. Its Annika Linden Centre in Denpasar is a leading hub for NGOs focused on disability on the island.  Mark has additionally set up the Academy of Givers in Malta, a members’ organisation that promotes philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.  Mark also created the Malta Social Impact awards, and a TV programme called Changemakers that promotes charitable investment in sustainable projects.
He holds a 1st class honours degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of London.