CEO South America
Thomas Dubaere is a graduate of the Brussels Hotel School and has a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Leuven.
Thomas began his career with Accor in Belgium at the Novotel Bruges Centre and held several General Manager Positions, before being appointed Delegate Director Economy Brands (ibis, Etap & hotelF1) Belgium in 2004, and then Director of Operations Economy Brands Belgium and Luxembourg in 2005. In 2010, Thomas transferred to the UK as Managing Director Economy Brands Accor UK & Ireland. Two years later, in 2012, he was appointed Managing Director UK & Ireland.
In 2017, he successfully integrated Fairmont properties, The Savoy and Fairmont St Andrews, into the UK network and expanded its upscale offering under the MGallery and Pullman brands.
He was appointed Chief Operating Officer Northern Europe in 2018, in charge of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
In October 2020, Thomas Dubaere is appointed CEO South America and joined the Group’s Executive Committee.