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Regional executive

Regional executive


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.

Oliver Bonke

Oliver Bonke - Chief Commercial Officer, The Americas

In this role, Oliver has strategic and tactical responsibility for the Americas Brand Management, Marketing and Sales functions. He also serves as a pivotal connection between IHG’s brand, operations and development organizations.

Jolyon Bulley

Jolyon Bulley – Chief Operating Officer, The Americas

Jolyon Bulley is chief operating officer, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (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 for the Americas division of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC. He is also a member of our Regional Executive Committee.

Jim Anhut

James F. (Jim) Anhut - Senior Vice President, The Americas Design & Quality

Jim Anhut is Senior Vice President, Americas Design & Quality, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

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.

Steven (Steve) W. Smith

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

Steve is senior vice president & general counsel, Americas, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC. He is responsible for the management of the IHG Legal Department in the Americas region.

Francie Schulwolf

Francie Schulwolf – Vice President, Corporate Communications, The Americas
Francie is responsible for employee and franchisee communications and public relations for IHG and its family of brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Jeff Eckard

Jeff Eckard – Vice President, The Americas Technology

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

Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez – Vice President, Strategy, The Americas

Ricardo is Vice President, Strategy, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG).

Last updated 17 February 2015

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