Wilhelm Bender has been elected chairman of supervisory board and Oliver Bonke is to function the group’s new CEO.
This announcement follows André Witschi’s latest resignation from his chairman place and the information that Marcus Bernhardt can also be to depart the corporate.
Below new management, Steigenberger Inns AG now goals to take off and realise the complete potential of Deutsche Hospitality manufacturers after a difficult interval out there.
Jihong He, CEO Worldwide Enterprise of Huazhu Group, stated: “I’m happy to welcome Wilhelm Bender, an internationally extremely recognised supervisor and supervisory board member. His expertise in managing complicated transformation processes will probably be important as we take off once more after a difficult interval out there.”
“I wish to thank André Witschi and Marcus Bernhardt for his or her work and want all of them one of the best for his or her future endeavours,” she added.
Newly elected chairman of supervisory board, Wilhelm Bender, served as chairman of the manager board of Fraport AG for 17 years. Since that point, he has been lively on numerous supervisory boards and firm advisory boards.
Bender commented: “Since my Frankfurt childhood days, I’m acquainted with Steigenberger, and I’ve been near the corporate for my entire profession. I really feel privileged to function chairman of the supervisory board of Steigenberger Inns AG as of immediately.”
“Mutual belief and respect will probably be my guiding rules as we kick off our joint mission with the proprietor Huazhu Group, the manager board and your entire supervisory board.”
The corporate’s new CEO, Oliver Bonke, is bringing with him greater than 30 years of expertise within the hospitality trade. He beforehand served as CEO within the Center East, Europe, India, Americas and President and COO, based mostly in Hong Kong, for Shangri-La Group.
Earlier roles embody serving as chief business officer of Loews Inns & Co., chief business officer of InterContinental Inns Group in North and South America and senior vp of gross sales and advertising and marketing EMEA, and earlier than that Asia Pacific, of Starwood Inns and Resorts.
“Oliver Bonke is a distinguished knowledgeable of the worldwide lodge trade,” stated Jihong He. “He has confirmed his capacity to construct and develop enterprise on three continents. I acquired to know Oliver as an inspirational chief who is continually pushing innovation on all fronts, and I’m positive he’ll make our manufacturers shine brightly.”
Bonke commented: “Deutsche Hospitality immediately is a well-respected, related participant out there. Will probably be an honour to work with Huazhu and the worldwide staff to understand the complete potential of this outstanding firm and its manufacturers.”