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Regional executive

Regional executive
Members

 

Americas Regional Executive Committee

Elie Maalouf

Elie Maalouf – Chief Executive Officer, The Americas

Appointed to the Executive Committee: February 2015

Skills and Experience: Elie was appointed Chief Executive Officer, The Americas at IHG in February 2015, with over 15 years' experience working in a major global franchise business. He joined the Group having spent six years as President and Chief Executive Officer of HMSHost Corporation, a global travel and leisure company, where he was also a member of the Board of Directors. Elie brings broad experience to IHG spanning development, branding, finance, real estate and operations management, as well as highly relevant food and beverage expertise. He was most recently a Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company.

Key Responsibilities: These include business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in The Americas region.

Jolyon Bulley

Jolyon Bulley – Chief Operating Officer, The Americas

Jolyon Bulley is Chief Operating Officer, the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He is also a member of our Regional Executive Committee and is the longest serving member of IHG's Global Operations Council.

Joel Eisemann

Joel Eisemann – Chief Development Officer, The Americas

Joel is Chief Development Officer, the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He is also a member of our Regional Executive Committee.

Gina Speck

Gina Speck – Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Americas

Gina Speck is Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Americas, at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Mike DeFrino

Mike DeFrino – Chief Executive Officer, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants

Mike DeFrino is Chief Executive Officer, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants.

Lori Gaytan

Lori Gaytan – Senior Vice President, The Americas HR and Global Functions

Lori is responsible for leading IHG’s strategic HR support for the Americas region and for leading HR Operations globally across all of our regions and global functions in order to achieve consistently high quality delivery of our HR programs around the world.

Heather Balseley

Heather Balsley – Senior Vice President, Americas Brands & Marketing

Heather Balsley is Senior Vice President, Americas Brands and Marketing, at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez – Senior Vice President, Americas Sales & Revenue Management, The Americas

Ricardo is Senior Vice President, Americas Sales & Revenue Management Strategy and Delivery, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Steven (Steve) W. Smith

Steven (Steve) W. Smith – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Americas

Steve is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He is responsible for the management of the IHG Legal Department in the Americas region.

Michael Torres

Michael Torres – Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Americas

Michael Torres is Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Americas, at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).

Jay Caiafa

Jay Caiafa – Vice President, Strategy, The Americas

Jay oversees the strategy, insights and delivery functions for the Americas region to support IHG’s priorities of driving growth, building preferred brands and strengthening owner preference. Jay reports to Elie Maalouf, the Americas Chief Executive Officer, and serves as a member of the Regional Operating Committee (ROC).

Jeff Eckard

Jeff Eckard – Vice President, The Americas Technology, The Americas

Jeff has responsibility for overseeing the successful delivery of hotel and corporate technology solutions, initiatives and infrastructure services throughout the Americas region.

Last updated 15 July 2016

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