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 - 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 – 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 – 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.
Gina Speck – SVP & Chief Financial Officer, The Americas
Gina Speck is SVP & Chief Financial Officer, The Americas, at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
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 – 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 – 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.
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).
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 – 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.
Last updated 16 June 2015