Published on : Saturday, October 21, 2017
InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) announces that Elie Maalouf, IHG’s Chief Executive Officer for the Americas, is to be appointed as an Executive Director. He will join the IHG Board, with effect from 1st January, 2018.
Elie has been a member of IHG’s Executive Committee, since joining the company in February, 2015. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, the Americas, Elie is responsible for the management, growth and profitability of IHG’s largest operating region, and he recently led the launch of the company’s new US midscale brand, avid™ hotels. IHG’s Americas region includes nearly 4,000 hotels and resorts, across a broad portfolio of brands, spanning the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, with almost 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline.
Patrick Cescau, Non-Executive Chairman, IHG, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Elie Maalouf to the IHG Board. He is a talented leader, with substantial and highly relevant commercial and hotel development, branding, finance, real estate and operations experience, across multiple industries. This expertise, combined with Elie’s deep understanding of the global hospitality sector, will make him an excellent addition to the Board.”
Elie’s experience includes nearly 15 years at major global franchise and travel business, HMSHost Corporation, where he held roles as President and CEO and was a member of the board of directors. Before HMSHost, Elie spent eight years with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company. Before joining IHG, Elie was Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company.