Richard Solomons

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Solomons

Appointed to the Board

10 February 2003

Appointed Chief Executive Officer

June 2011

Committee Membership

Corporate Responsibility Committee

Skills and experience

Richard has led the continued growth of IHG, including the launch of our two newest brands, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts and EVEN Hotels, and IHG’s acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, Richard served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Commercial Development. Richard was integral in shaping and implementing IHG’s asset light strategy, which has helped the business grow significantly since it was formed in 2003, as well as supporting the return of over $12 billion to shareholders. In 2008, he served as Interim President of our Americas region. Richard is a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council and a Governor of the Aviation and Travel Industry Group of the World Economic Forum.

Board contribution

Richard is responsible for the executive management of the Group and ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policy.

Other appointments

Currently a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc.

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