André Martinez took over the function, on
1 January 2002, of Managing Director of Economy Hotels with Accor to replace
Didier Gros who has decided to pursue other career opportunities.
Christian Karaoglanian took over the function of Managing Director for
Hotel Development on 1 January 2002. He replaces André Martinez.
André Martinez, who graduated from HEC (MBA) and the Paris Institut
d’Etudes Politiques (Master in Politics and Economics), began his career at
Airbus Industrie, as a negotiator for airplane contracts. In 1982, he entered
Société des H™tels Méridien and became President & CEO in 1989. He joined
Accor in 1997 as President & CEO of Compagnie des Wagons-Lits. Meanwhile,
André Martinez was appointed Chief Development and Strategy Officer of the
Group in 1999.
Christian Karaoglanian graduated in Economics (master) and from the Paris
Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He was appointed as Sales Manager for Paris and
the surrounding area for the Jacques Borel Company in 1976, and he joined the
Development Division of Accor Hotels in 1984. Since 1997, Christian
Karaoglanian had been Deputy Chief Development and Strategy Officer of the