Jose Antonio Herrera


José Antonio Herrera is a lawyer and businessman focused on the creation of new opportunities in the hospitality, entertainment and sports industry. José Antonio is currently the Director of Operations and Development of the HES Group (the abbreviation HES represents Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports).

As such, José Antonio is in charge of all legal matters, including the management of contracts, legal structures, primary liaison with lawyers, as well as the direct link of the relationship between the company and the official entities of the city and/or the State, he is responsible for the relations between the company and the investors, including the structuring of investments, compliance, risk management, etc. He also reviews and maintains the corporate structure of HES Group., and all the relationships with the franchisor partners, including Marriott Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Worldwide.

Before working in HES Group, José Antonio worked in several important law firms in Venezuela, where he practiced in International Corporate Law, Real Estate, Foreign Investment and International Tax Planning. José Antonio gave a special focus to hotel law and related issues, as well as advising clients in international operations, including tax implications and advice, corporate structures, etc.

He has been a professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and an international policy columnist in a digital magazine recognized in Venezuela.


  • Importance of Comparative Law in the resolution of international family law litigation, Compilation of Essays in tribute to Professor Haydée Barrios; published on May 2014.