Accor implements new global leadership structure 

Accor is implementing a new global leadership structure to “allow the group to accelerate growth and better address market developments, deliver the highest possible levels of service for all its stakeholders, facilitating accurate and effective fulfillment of guest needs and expectations, and providing clarity and performance to its partners.”

Under the leadership of Sébastien Bazin, group chairman/CEO, and Jean-Jacques Morin, group deputy CEO, as of Jan. 1, the company’s operations are now relying on two dedicated divisions: a Premium, Midscale and Economy division and a Luxury & Lifestyle division, both supported by a group management board and a global shared platform delivering expertise and services to both divisions including digital, technology and procurement.

The premium, Midscale & Economy division brings together brands from the premium, midscale and economy segments and will be structured around four regions.

Executive committee under the leadership of Morin as CEO:

  • Thomas Dubaere, CEO, Americas
  • Patrick Mendes, CEO, Europe & North Africa
  • Duncan O’Rourke, CEO, Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia Pacific
  • Gary Rosen, CEO, Greater China
  • Besma Boumaza, general counsel
  • Fabrice Carre, chief strategy officer
  • Steven Daines, chief talent & culture officer
  • Karelle Lamouche, CCO
  • Patrick Laurent, CFO
  • Camil Yazbeck, chief development officer

The Luxury & Lifestyle division is structured around four brand collections, with Raffles & Orient Express; Fairmont; Sofitel MGallery & Emblems and Ennismore.

Executive committee under the leadership of Bazin as CEO:

  • Omer Acar, CEO, Raffles & Orient Express (starting March 1)
  • Maud Bailly, CEO, Sofitel, MGallery & Emblems
  • Gaurav Bhushan, co-CEO. Ennismore
  • Mark Willis, CEO, Fairmont
  • Gary Rosen, CEO, Greater China
  • Kamal Rhazali, secretary general/general counsel (starting Feb 1)
  • Agnès Roquefort, chief development officer
  • Johny Zakhem, CFO

To leverage this new organization of Accor’s operational structure, a group management board chaired by Bazin has been set up. This body ensures consistency and alignment between the two divisions, in terms of both the strategic priorities and performance levers, the company reports.

The group management board is composed as follows:

  • Besma Boumaza, group general counsel/board of directors secretary
  • Steven Daines, chief talent & culture officer
  • Jean-Jacques Morin, deputy CEO/CFO
  • Brune Poirson, chief sustainability officer
  • Kamal Rhazali, secretary general/general counsel, luxury lifestyle
  • Floor Bleeker, chief technology officer
  • Alix Boulnois, chief digital officer
  • Caroline Tissot, chief procurement officer