Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa
Pascal Gauvin is Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA), responsible for driving the growth of IHG® and its hotels. Pascal is based in Dubai, UAE.
Pascal’s previous role was Chief Operating Officer, IMEA, where he oversaw hotel operations and performance, as well as the strategic development of IHG’s pipeline.
Pascal started his career in food and beverage and has built up a wealth of expertise in the hospitality business. He held several managerial positions at Accor and Hilton Hotels before joining IHG in 1993 as a Food and Beverage Manager at InterContinental® Paris - Le Grand. He has been with IHG for more than 25 years, and has held a number of senior managerial positions in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Africa, Lebanon, Qatar and the UAE.
A strong believer in the principles of ‘leading by example’, as well as ‘empowerment’, he spends at least 50 percent of his time in the field to ensure that day-to-day operations adhere to IHG’s standards.