Ulrich Bensel will take over the position of Vice President Group Human Resources from Roberto Rojas, who is leaving the company after seven years.
44-year old Mr Bensel is a fully qualified lawyer who was born in Mainz. He possesses extensive management experience at a senior corporate level. Previous roles included eight years as Group Head of Personnel at Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding, one of Germany’s foremost media conglomerates. Mr Bensel’s most recent post was as Head of Human Resources at HUGO BOSS AG, where he directed the company’s global departments from his base at headquarters.
Matthias Heck, Deutsche Hospitality’s CFO & Labour Director, expressed his delight at the new appointment. “Ulrich Bensel is a proven HR expert with a wealth of national and international know-how. He has recently been concentrating in particular on the areas of change, digital transformation, sustainable talent management and operational HR standards. These are all main focuses which also play a material role in the implementation of our corporate objectives.”
Mr Bensel’s remit will include taking overall charge of all human resources matters at Steigenberger Hotels AG and its subsidiaries and continuing to extend the HR Development and Administration Departments. He will also press ahead with aligning HR strategy and structures in the light of the company’s international expansion.
Mr Bensel succeeds Roberto Rojas, who has held the position since 1 September 2011 and is leaving at his own request. “Roberto Rojas set out a number of important directions of travel in respect of the professionalisation and internationalisation of Group HR,” went on Matthias Heck. “He has made a crucial contribution towards paving the way for the sustainable further development of our company and of our pioneering corporate culture. On behalf of the company, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Rojas for his commitment and service. We wish him every success in his future professional career.”