Paris, 8 January 2003._ Jean-Marc Espalioux, Chairman of the Accor Management
Board and CEO, has appointed Philippe Hamon Managing Director of Compagnie des
Wagons-Lits, replacing André Martinez.
Philippe Hamon reports to John Du Monceau, Senior Vice-Chairman of the Accor
Philippe Hamon, 54, graduated from a hotel school and has broad experience in the
airline, highway and railway catering industry.
From 1983 to 1993, he was Managing Director of a highway catering company in
France. From 1993, he was successively Managing Director of Compagnie des
Wagons-Lits in France, Spain and Italy. Since 2000, he has also served as the
Compagnie’s Deputy General Manager.
A subsidiary of Accor, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits has operations in 6 European
countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. With a payroll of 5 300, it
provides catering and rail hoteliery services on board day and night trains.
With 147,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the
world`s largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major
- hotels: 3,833 hotels (441,203 rooms) in 90 countries, casinos, travel agencies, and
- services to corporate clients and public institutions: each day, 13 million people in
32 countries use a broad range of services (food vouchers, people care and
services, incentive, loyalty programs, events) engineered and managed by Accor.