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Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2013
Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company has announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Mr. Bernold Schroeder who will be stepping down from his role to pursue another business opportunity. Following his departure Mr. Simon Zhang, the former CEO of Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co.,Ltd. will assume the role of CEO at Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company.
Schroeder has served as the CEO of Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company since 2011, during which time he has been responsible for all aspects of the company’s star-rated portfolio and establishing and executing its operation plan while directing the strategy and mission of the company.
“It has been an honor to have been part of this leading national hotel brand in China, and to have had the opportunity to be part of the prospering growth of Jin Jiang and to start a further internationalization,” Schroeder stated on his departure. “I have had a truly rewarding and fulfilling experience here and I am confident of the future developments of the group. I have met many great and wonderful people during my time here and it has been a pleasure to work with such a great team of dedicated colleagues. It will be tough to leave this great team and community however I feel this is the right time for me to pursue new challenges that await me. ”
Simon Zhang was formally the CEO of Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co.,Ltd. and has over 20 years of experience in hotel management and F&B operations. He stated, “I am very honored to be appointed this role and I will try my best to continue driving the strategic direction of the company and to further enhance the company’s operational efficiency and brand awareness.”
Mr. Yang Weimin, Vice Chairman and CEO of Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Co., Ltd. commented, “Under Bernold’s leadership he successfully brought the company forward through a time of unparalleled positive change. He is a devoted hotelier who channeled his passion into building a strong business platform and significantly strengthening the domestic operations of the company. On behalf of the board members at Jin Jiang International Hotels and its employees, I thank Bernold for his dedicated work and his valuable contributions to the company during his time. Though we are sad with his departure, we wish him the very best for his future endeavors. With the great foundation that has already been built, we are confident that Simon will continue to take the company to the next level of great achievement.”