InterContinental Hotels Chief Marketing Officer To Leave

Steve’s breakdown: According to one source, they are looking for a new marketing chief with weighty experience in brands as the world’s largest hotel operator by number of rooms seeks to ramp up global growth from its existing chains and new portfolio additions. And you know our philosophy regarding hiring new CMOs. Help them find the right person and then make them your client!

LONDON, UK: InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, a global hotel operator, Monday said Tom Seddon, Chief Marketing Officer, will the leave the company, and added that it has named a new head for European division and has combined the Middle East and Africa with Asia Australasia, allowing two similar businesses to leverage scale in key developing markets.

MAIN FACTS:

-Seddon’s role will be split on an interim basis between two senior members of the company’s sales and marketing organization.

-Eric Pearson, currently Chief Marketing Officer, Americas, becomes Interim Global Head of Brands.

-Steve Sickel, currently Senior Vice President Distribution and Relationship Marketing, becomes Interim Global Head of Sales and Distribution.

-Angela Brav, currently Chief Operating Officer, North America, takes up the new position of Chief Executive, Europe assuming a seat on the Executive Committee.

-Jan Smits, currently head of the Asia Australasia region now takes additional responsibility for the Middle East and Africa, becoming Chief Executive, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

-Appointments follow the move last month of Kirk Kinsell, former President Europe, Middle East and Africa to President, Americas.

-Full search process is underway for a new Chief Marketing Officer.

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