Kempinski Hotels has appointed Marcel Kleffner to the role of vice president, finance, in Europe.
He will be based at the company’s corporate office in Geneva.
In his new role, Kleffner will oversee the financial performance of the European hotel portfolio of Kempinski and directly report to the company’s chief financial officer.
He gained a wealth of finance experience over the last 20 years in various positions in the hospitality industry.
Kleffner started his career in 1998 at the Crowne Plaza in Heidelberg, Germany as accounts receivable clerk, followed by accounts payable, cost controller and subsequently as assistant financial controller.
He joined Swissôtel Düsseldorf in 2001 as assistant financial controller and was promoted to financial controller in 2004.
In 2007 he transferred to the corporate office of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and continuously worked up his ranks in the later called FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Swissôtel, Raffles and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts).
He joins Kempinski Hotels from his most recent employment with Accor where he held the position of director finance and business support, luxury brands, Europe, since 2017.