18 February 2020
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC Board Appointment
InterContinental Hotels Group ("IHG") [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] today announces that Sharon Rothstein is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 June 2020.
Sharon Rothstein currently serves as Operating Partner of Stripes Group, a growth equity firm investing in high growth consumer and SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, and subsequently, as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Product Officer for Starbucks Corporation.
In addition, Sharon has held senior marketing and brand management positions at Sephora LLC, Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., Nabisco Biscuit Company, and Procter & Gamble Company, and brings insights and experience in the hospitality industry, having also held senior roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Sharon is a Director of Yelp, Inc.; and serves as a Board member for private companies: True Food Kitchen, Inc., a fast-growing healthy lifestyle restaurant company; LOLA, a lifelong women’s reproductive care brand; and Levain Bakery, Inc., a premium New York bakery chain.
Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chair, IHG, commented: “Sharon brings extensive brands and marketing expertise, having worked in senior positions for more than 25 years at iconic global companies. In addition to her knowledge of the hospitality industry, Sharon has wide-ranging Board-level experience in a number of consumer-focused businesses, which will add significant value as IHG continues to develop its family of hotel brands, welcoming millions of guests around the world. I look forward to welcoming Sharon to the IHG Board.”
Sharon will serve on the Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committees of the IHG Board.
Pursuant to LR 9.6.13R, Sharon is an independent Non-Executive Director of Yelp, Inc., a public company, quoted on the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE).
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®, Atwell Suites™ and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,900 hotels and approximately 884,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 400,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.
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