PARIS—Duncan O’Rourke has been promoted to CEO for the extended Northern Europe division of Accor.
The new region is a merger of the previous northern, central, east and new east Europe teams. In his capacity, he is responsible for 29 countries including Scandinavia, U.K., Benelux, Ireland, Poland and Russia, in addition to his current responsibility for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On top of this, O’Rourke becomes part of the global executive committee.
O’Rourke has been with Accor since 2016; before being promoted to COO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, he oversaw luxury and premium hotels in Europe. Prior to that, he worked at Kempinski Hotels for many years; first as general manager for two pre-openings in London, later as regional director based in Jordan. In 2008 he was appointed COO and member of the management board of the group.