News for the Hospitality Executive
Accor Appoints Four New Executives
Strengthens Executive Committee
September 1, 2008
Gilles Pélisson, Director and Chief Executive Officer, has strengthened his Executive Committee by appointing four new executives and assigning new responsibilities to some of the other members:
For Accor Services:
Oswaldo Melantonio Filho Chief Operating Officer, Accor Services Brazil, 56 years old. Oswaldo Melantonio Filho is a Brazilian citizen. He has been a part of the Accor Group for 27 years, helping to develop Accor Services' leadership in Brazil, the most important market.
For Accor Hospitality:
Olivier Poirot Chief Executive Officer, Motel 6/Studio 6 and Chief Operating Officer, Accor North America, 40 years old. He has joined Accor in 1992 and has held finance positions in the United States since 2001. Since 2007, he is in charge of Motel 6/Studio 6 in the USA, Canada, Mexico, as well as of support functions for Accor North America.
For the support functions:
Jean-Luc Chrétien Executive Vice President, Hotel Distribution, 51 years old. He has joined the Accor Group after working for EuroDisney, Pierre et Vacances and SNCF Voyages. He is in charge of the different distribution channels, such as sales, the Internet and call centers, as well as the new customer loyalty program.
Pascal Quint Corporate Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Directors, 50 years old. He will take up his functions by the end of September 2008, after having served as Corporate Secretary for EuroDisney and Cegelec. He will be in charge of Legal Affairs, Insurance and Risk Management, Security/Safety Management as well as of ensuring the efficient functioning of the Group's corporate governance bodies.
New responsibilities For Accor Hospitality:
Yann Caillère Chief Operating Officer France, Southern Europe, Africa and Middle East, Latin America and CEO Sofitel Worldwide, 55 years old. He is in charge of the region that includes France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Israel, and the Africa/Middle East region. His responsibilities have now been extended to the Latin America region.
For the support functions:
Philippe Adam Executive Vice President for Hotel Design and Construction, and Group Purchasing and Group Sustainable Development, 51 years old. He is in charge of a new unit combining Innovation and Design, Hotel Technical Services, Group Purchasing and Group Sustainable Development.
Jacques Stern Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy, Hotel Development and Information Systems, 44 years old. In addition to his responsibilities concerning Group Finance, and Information Systems, Jacques Stern will be in charge of Group Strategy and Hotel Development
Following these changes, the Accor Executive Committee around Gilles Pélisson now comprises:
'The strategy implemented over the past three years has led to profound changes for our Group:
This growth will involve the following challenges:
Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees.
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