intercontinental hotels group (ihg) appoints new area director of sales and marketing for africa
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the appointment of Daniel Ebo, as the new Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Africa.
Daniel brings with him over ten years experience in the hospitality industry and will play a key role in developing the sales and marketing strategies for IHG’s estate within Africa.
As part of his new position he will oversee the groups 14 properties from his new base in Nairobi; further positioning IHG at the forefront of the continent’s growing hospitality segment.
Commenting on Ebo’s recent appointment, John Bamsey, Chief Operating Officer, IHG, Middle East and Africa said, “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to IHG in the position of Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Africa. With his strong sales and marketing background, drive and ambition he will be a valuable asset to our team.
‘IHG has extensive development plans for Africa with rapid expansion over the next few years. It is a vast continent, full of opportunity for IHG and we welcome Daniel’s enthusiasm and commitment.”
In addition to his role in developing sales and marketing strategies, Daniel will work closely with both owners and hotels, to ensure the continued successful running of the brands portfolio and future expansion within Africa.
“I am very excited to be joining IHG in this new position,” said Ebo. “I plan to use my knowledge and experience to maximise business for the individual hotels and resorts and look forward to building and working with our colleagues, to strengthen and grow the IHG brand within Africa.”
InterContinental Hotels Group currently operates 79 properties and 19,476 rooms within the Middle East and Africa with a further 41 properties and 10,819 rooms in the development pipeline.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 4,000 hotels and more than 590,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world The Group owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with over 37 million members worldwide.
IHG pioneered the travel industry’s first collaborative response to environmental issues as founder of the International Hotels and Environment Initiative (IHEI). The environment and local communities remain at the heart of IHG’s global corporate responsibility focus. We’re the first major hotel group to have measured our environmental and carbon footprints and we’re in the process of setting reduction targets.
With more than 1,600 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG needs to find around 150,000 people over the next few years to meet its global expansion plans.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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