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Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Hospitality Management announced the appointment of Laurent A. Voivenel as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Laurent took charge of his office from October 1, 2013 and brings over twenty eight years of outstanding hotel management experience with some of the world’s leading and most prestigious international hospitality brands.
In his distinguished and celebrated career, Laurent has been associated with legendary hotel chains such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts that took him to some of the most fascinating and challenging destinations across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East (Cannes and Paris in France, Honolulu, Hawaii; Okinawa, Japan; Tahiti, French Polynesia;; Manama, Bahrain; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Aqaba, Jordan; Brummana in Lebanon; Dubai, UAE; etc).
During the course of his postings, Laurent demonstrated exceptional management and leadership skills in varied senior positions overseeing strategic planning, business development, operations, financial and analytical processes, owner relations, brand conversion and communication.
Welcoming Laurent, Michel Noblet, President, HMH, commented: “Laurent brings extensive regional and international experience. As we continue to execute our strategic objectives at HMH, we are truly fortunate to have such an accomplished leader to navigate our group through the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We are confident that under his supervision and leadership, HMH will continue to leverage its strengths. Having completed our tenth year in operation we are stepping into a new era and, Laurent’s global perspectives and vast corporate experience will prove invaluable in shaping the process of change within the company.”
Expressing his delight Laurent stated, “I am truly glad to take on this extraordinary responsibility. HMH is an extremely dynamic organisation with tremendous potential. It is an exciting challenge for me to take up the reins at this momentous moment when the group has just completed ten eventful years since its formation and lead it into the next decade. I look forward to building on the great work done so far and contributing to its success”.