Jean-Jacques Morin, until now Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Deputy CEO responsible for Finance, Communications and Strategy.
Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, said, “The appointments of Chris Cahill as Group Deputy CEO is intended to further improve our operational efficiency and the quality of delivery of the Group’s strategy. Following the disposal of the majority of our real estate assets, our organization now mirrors the challenges of an asset-light model serving the Group’s customers and partners and our drive to continue the roll-out of the Group’s growth drivers.”
The composition of the Group’s Executive Committee and Shadow Comex remains unchanged.
Chris J. Cahill, a Canadian, holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Education and Political Science, from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining AccorHotels, Chris worked as Executive Vice-President Global Operations for Las Vegas Sands Corp, a publicly traded casino operator with activities in the US, China and Singapore. Previously, from 1993 to 2012, Chris served in various capacities at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) and its predecessor companies, including as President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operational performance of all brands worldwide.
He joined AccorHotels’ Executive Committee in July 2016 as CEO Luxury Brands when the Group finalized the acquisition of FRHI. Chris also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Temple Hotels Inc. and sits on the Board of Directors of Morguard Corporation.