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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 – Senior Vice President, Development, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Clarence leads the development efforts for all IHG brands, focusing on growing our presence across key markets in AMEA.

Paul Logan

Paul Logan – Chief Development Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa

As Chief Development Officer, Paul will work closely with Clarence to unlock more growth potential in the region.

Alan Watts

Alan Watts – Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Alan is responsible for IHG's operations across more than 250 hotels in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). He is also responsible for the team which manages the region's hotel performance systems and processes.

Pascal Gauvin

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

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

Phil Broad

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

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.

Jeanette Chan

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

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.

Karin Sheppard

Karin Sheppard – Chief Commercial Officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa

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

Jean Tan

Jean Tan – Vice President, Communications, Asia, Middle East and Africa

Jean is responsible for building IHG's internal and external reputation and strengthening the profile of IHG and our portfolio of hotel brands through corporate, brand, internal and owner communications.

Zareena Brown

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

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

Tony Yeoh

Tony Yeoh – Vice President, Information Technology

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

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

Last updated 08 August 2014

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