Two new deputy chief executives appointed at Accor

Two new deputy chief executives appointed at Accor

Chris Cahill and Jean-Jacques Morin have been appointed as deputy chief executive officers of AccorHotels and their respective remits have been extended accordingly.

Cahill, until now chief executive of luxury brands and North America, Central America and Caribbean Region, assumes the role of deputy chief executive responsible for hotel operations.

Jean-Jacques Morin, until now chief financial officer, has been appointed deputy chief executive responsible for finance, communications and strategy.

Sébastien Bazin, chief executive of AccorHotels, said: “The appointments of Chris Cahill and Jean-Jacques Morin as group deputy chief executives, alongside deputy chief executive, Sven Boinet are intended to further improve our operational efficiency and the quality of delivery of the group’s strategy.

“Following the disposal of the majority of our real estate assets, our organisation now mirrors the challenges of an asset-light model serving the group’s customers and partners and our drive to continue the roll-out of the Group’s growth drivers.”

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The composition of the group’s executive committee remains unchanged.

Prior to joining AccorHotels, Cahill worked as executive vice president global operations for Las Vegas Sands Corp, a publicly traded casino operator with activities in the US, China and Singapore.

Previously, from 1993 to 2012, he served in various capacities at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and its predecessor companies, including as president and chief operating officer responsible for the operational performance of all brands worldwide.

Morin began his career at Deloitte, where he spent five years conducting audits and consulting assignments in Paris then Montreal.

He then spent 13 years in the international high-tech sector, first with Motorola and then with ON Semiconductor in the US, where he worked on the company’s NASDAQ listing.