HEIDI KUNKEL has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer – East & South Asia & Pacific, for Club Med. Ms Kunkel, who will be based in Singapore, joined Club Med in 2003 and was most recently the company’s President for Japan & Korea.
OLIVIER HORPS has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Club Med’s new Greater China Business Unit, based in Shanghai. Horps joined Club Med in 2007 and most recently served as the company’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific.
FRANCOIS GIRARD has been named as General Manager of Khiri DMC, the destination management arm of the Khiri Group. A French national, Girard arrives from International SOS, where he was Regional Operations Manager, Indochina & Bangladesh.
CRAIG ROACH has been appointed Director of Product & Operations for Khiri DMC. An Australian national, Roach arrives in Bangkok from Istanbul where he served as General Manager (Consulting) for Fez Travel and Road Runner Travel.
RENEE WU has been selected to head up Preferred Hotel Group’s first office in China. A Taiwanese national, Ms Wu becomes Director of Global Sales – China, based in Shanghai. Previously she was Associate Regional Director of Sales for Four Seasons.
ZEE BASSILA has been named as Banyan Tree’s new Regional Director of Marketing for the Middle East. Bassila joined the group in 2009 and will move from his current position as Director, Pre-Opening Operations based in Singapore. He will move to Dubai.
MARK BRITTON has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Orbitz Worldwide. Britton is the founder, CEO & President of Avvo, and he previously served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Affairs of InterActiveCorp Travel and Expedia.
TONY PEDRONI has been announced as the new General Manager of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. An Irish national, Pedroni has more than 20 years’ experience, and joins from the Renaissance Seoul Hotel, where he also held the role of General Manager.
RAVINDER DHESI has been announced as the new Hotel Manager of the Sheraton Fiji Resort and Sheraton Denarau Villas. Prior to his new appointment Dhesi held the position of Director of Finance for the resort and Executive Assistant Manager for Sheraton Fiji.
PEERAPHOL JITTIBOONRUAN has been announced as the new Director of Sales for the Mercure Patong Phuket and Mercure Krabi Deevana. Peerapohol joins from the Conrad Hotel Bangkok where he served as Assistant Director of Sales.
PORTIA TANG has been appointed as the new Director of Marketing at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong. Ms Tang has more than 17 years’ experience, most recently as the Group Director of Sales for Regal Hotels International.
JOCELYN THIEN has been named as the new Senior Business Development Manager for the Perth Convention Bureau (PCB). Ms Thien has a background in hotels, and previously served as Business Development Director for the InterContinental Perth.