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Regional executive

Regional executive

 

Asia, Middle East and Africa Regional Executive Committee

Jan Smits

Jan Smits – Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Joined the Group: 2002

Skills and Experience: Jan has 31 years' experience in the hospitality industry. He held various senior positions in the Asia and Australasia region. He became Managing Director, Asia Australasia in June 2009. Following the amalgamation of our Middle East and Africa region with our Asia Australasia region, he became Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa in August 2011.

Key Responsibilities: These include business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Clarence Tan

Clarence Tan – Chief Operating Officer, South East Asia & Resorts

Based in Tokyo, Clarence is responsible for IHG's operations in Japan, Korea, South East Asia and Australasia. Clarence is also Chief Executive of IHG ANA Hotels Group Japan, the joint venture between IHG and ANA (All Nippon Airways).

Pascal Gauvin

Pascal Gauvin – Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa

Based in Dubai, Pascal is responsible for IHG's operations in India, Middle East and Africa, and driving growth in key markets.

Alan Watts

Alan Watts – Chief Operating Officer, Japan, Australasia & AMEA Operations Performance

Based in Singapore, Alan is responsible for IHG's hotel operations in Japan and Australasia. He is also responsible for the team which manages the region's hotel performance systems and processes.

Jeanette Chan

Jeanette Chan – Chief Financial Officer, Asia, Middle East & Africa

Based in Singapore, Jeanette is Chief Financial Officer for Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA). She leads the group’s finance organisation in AMEA and is responsible for the financial performance and profit maximisation for IHG’s hotels across the region.

Paul Logan

Paul Logan – Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East & Africa

Based in Singapore, Paul is responsible for IHG's growth across Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). Paul also leads the Design & Engineering and Strategy functions in AMEA.

Karin Sheppard

Karin Sheppard – Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Asia, Middle East & Africa

Based in Singapore, Karin is responsible for maximising hotel performance and strengthening the profile of IHG's hotel brands in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Nigel Stocks

Nigel Stocks – Senior Vice President, Legal, Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA), and Europe

Based in the UK, Nigel is responsible for the provision of legal advice, the compliance function and development and transaction support across AMEA and Europe. Nigel is a member of the Regional Operating Committees in both regions.

Tony Voller

Tony Voller – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) and Europe, and Global Resourcing

Based in the UK, Tony is responsible for human resource management across Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA), and Europe. He also has global responsibility for developing and implementing the company's talent strategy.

Tony Yeoh

Tony Yeoh – Vice President, Information Technology

Based in Singapore, Tony is responsible for the technology infrastructure in IHG's hotels, corporate offices and Global Business Support Centre in Asia, Middle East & Africa.

Charles Baillehache

Charles Baillehache – Vice President, Legal, Asia, Middle East & Africa

Based in Singapore, Charles is responsible for the provision of legal advice, the compliance function and overall reputation of IHG across the AMEA region.

Phil Broad

Phil Broad – Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Middle East & Africa

Based in Bangkok, Phil is responsible for delivering the food and beverage strategy across the region for both IHG's current operations as well as the significant pipeline of new hotels.

Zareena Brown

Zareena Brown – Vice President, Human Resources, Asia, Middle East & Africa

Based in Singapore, Zareena is responsible for shaping and delivering human resources strategies to support the business plans and objectives for the group in the AMEA region.

Last updated 2 January 2014

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