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AccorHotels Appoints Gaurav Bhushan As Chief Development Officer

AccorHotels, of French hotel group Accor SA (ACRFY.PK,ACRFF.PK), Thursday announced the appointment of Gaurav Bhushan as Chief Development Officer at AccorHotels. In his new role, he will report directly to Sébastien Bazin, Chief Executive Officer of AccorHotels.

He will continue to be directly responsible for the development of the Asia Pacific region under Michael Issenberg, Chief Executive Officer of HotelServices Asia Pacific. The appointment is effective from July 1.

He will succeed Christian Karaoglanian, who has decided to step down after 40 years with the Group and in full agreement with Group management.

Karaoglanian will be on hand during the transition to help Gaurav Bhushan set out the new organisational arrangements. From January 2016, Karaoglanian will act as Adviser to the Chairman. He will continue to represent the Group in the various Executive Boards and will be responsible for specific dossiers.

Bhushan began his career with AccorHotels in 1995 in Australia, where he held various posts in operations and finance. In 2000 he took up his first development post as Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand. He was then appointed Chief Development Officer for Australia, New Zealand and Japan and extended his area of responsibility to become VP Development for North Asia and the Pacific in 2004.

Since 2006, Gaurav Bhushan has headed the Asia Pacific development teams.

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