Gilles Clavie will succeed John Ozinga as Chief Executive Officer effective July 1st, 2020.
AccorInvest Board of Directors met, June 15, 2020, and decided to appoint Gilles Clavie as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1st, 2020. This decision concludes a process initiated jointly between the Board and John Ozinga a few months ago.
“« I want to thank John for his great contribution to AccorInvest. He was one of the pioneers of this adventure and was able to create one of the largest hospitality platforms in the world. He was particularly decisive to lead the response to the unprecedented global sanitary crisis we have been facing over the last few months.
At the same time, I am also pleased to welcome Gilles Clavie at the helm of the Company. Gilles brings a strong operational and financial background, which will help him lead AccorInvest in the coming years. The Board of Directors will support Gilles and the executive team as we position the Company for future growth.” said Nadra Moussalem, Chairman of the AccorInvest Board of Directors.
Since 2014, Gilles Clavie has been the President of the Management Board & CEO of Orbis, an international group with over 4000 employees, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. His experience with the hospitality industry began 19 years ago in the Accor Group, in 2011 Gilles joined Orbis S.A. as a member of the Executive Committee. Gilles has been awarded among “The 20 most efficient CEOs of the Warsaw Stock Exchange” (mWIG40 index) by Harvard Business Review Polska & TMS Brokers.
“I am inspired by the encouragement and confidence placed in me by the Board of Directors of AccorInvest. I also wish to extend my deepest respect and appreciation to all the teams in the Group for their strong commitment and support. In these times when the hotel industry has been globally facing the worst crisis in its history our priority is to secure that AccorInvest Group goes through it safely and gets most out of opportunities when hospitality business rebounds.”, commented Gilles Clavie after his appointment.
AccorInvest owns and operates a portfolio of over 900 owned and leased hotels, located in 31 countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. The Group invests to consolidate its real estate portfolio through hotel acquisitions, renovations and new hotel developments in Europe in the economy and midscale segments.
AccorInvest relies on an international team of more than 34,000 employees.
AccorInvest has entered into long-term management agreements with Accor, owner of world-renowned brands such as ibis, Novotel, Mercure, etc., to ensure the operational excellence of its hotels. This privileged partnership ensures the continuous improvement of the attractiveness of its hotels and customer satisfaction.