Chairman and CEO
He joined Accor’s Board of Directors in 2005 and, via Colony Capital, became a Paris Saint-Germain shareholder in 2006 and the club’s Chairman in 2009.
In August 2013, he resigned from his duties at Colony Capital and was appointed Chairman and CEO of Accor.
Sébastien has been Chairman of the Théâtre du Châtelet’s Board of Directors since 2015 (and a Board member since 2013), is Vice-Chairman of the Gustave Roussy Foundation’s Supervisory Board, and has been a member of GE’s Board of Directors since 2016.
Chris J. Cahill
Deputy CEO & CEO Hotel Operations
Prior to joining Accor, Chris worked as Executive Vice-President Global Operations for Las Vegas Sands Corp, a publicly traded casino operator with activities in the US, China and Singapore. Previously, from 1993 to 2012, Chris served in various capacities at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) and its predecessor companies, including as President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for the operational performance of all brands worldwide.
He joined Accor’s Executive Committee in July 2016 as CEO Luxury Brands when the Group finalized the acquisition of FRHI and CEO North America, Central America and Caribbean Region. His perimeter extends in September 2018, when he has been appointed Deputy CEO & CEO Hotel Operations of Accor.
Chris also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Temple Hotels Inc. and sits on the Board of Directors of Morguard Corporation.
Deputy CEO & CFO
He began his career at Deloitte, where he spent 5 years conducting audits and consulting assignments in Paris then Montreal. He then spent 13 years in the international high-tech sector, first with Motorola and then with ON Semiconductor in the US, where he worked on the company’s NASDAQ listing. He went on to work as CFO for Communicant AG in Berlin. He joined Alstom in 2005 and notably served as CFO for the Power Service sector, and subsequently the Transport sector, before his promotion as Group CFO.
He was appointed to the Accor's Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer in 2015. In 2018, he was promoted to Deputy CEO in charge of Finance, Communications and Strategy.
Since May 2019, his team also encompasses the functions of Procurement, Work Environment and Fleet Management.
He also chairs the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Vallourec Group.
Chief Digital Officer in charge of Digital, Distribution, Sales and Information Systems
In May 2015, she joined French Prime Minister Manuel Vall’s office as Head of the economic department responsible for budget, fiscal, industrial and digital affairs. She left in December 2016, returning to the Inspection Générale des Finances to lead an assignment on the issues of the connected vehicle.
In April 2017, Maud Bailly joined Accor as Chief Digital Officer in charge of Digital, Distribution, Sales and Information Systems. She is a member of the group’s Executive Committee.
On May 2018 29th, Maud has joined the French Digital Council, (CNNum), a 30 people circle nominated by the French Minister of Digital to study digital-related topics, with a focus on stakes & perspective of the digital transition of French society, economy, companies, organizations, public action and territories.
Additionally, Maud is very committed to coaching and teaching, she gives regular trainings on performance, digital transformation stakes and organizations.
Chief Talent & Culture Officer
Arantxa started her career in 1994 at France Télécom, where she was in charge of international training. In 1998, she joined Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent) where she held various positions including HR Director in Western Europe then in Spain and Portugal, and HR Director for Lucent Worldwide Services EMEA, a position she combined with another role supporting the transformation of the supply chain and corporate centers in the region.
In 2004, she moved to Endesa, the leading electricity utility in Spain and Latin America, as Director of Development and HR Innovation.
Adeo, Europe’s leading DIY and home improvement retailer, appointed her Director of Human Resources in 2010, inter alia to support the group’s digital transformation and equip the group’s companies with learning and open-innovation platforms.
Arantxa joined Accor’s Executive Committee in 2015 as Chief Talent & Culture Officer.
Chief Development Officer
He began his career at Accor in Australia in 1995, holding various posts in operations and finance before moving into development, as Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand, in 2000. He was subsequently appointed Chief Development Officer for Australia, New Zealand and Japan, and then VP Development for North Asia and the Pacific in 2004. He has been heading the Asia-Pacific development teams, and coordinating development through joint ventures and partnerships in the region, since 2006. It was in this capacity that he led the acquisition of Mirvac Hotels & Resorts in Australia and New Zealand and, more recently, the alliance with Huazhu in China.
Gaurav Bhushan joined the Group’s Executive Committee in January 2017.
CEO Food & Beverage and Lifestyle
Amir Nahai was previously a partner at Bain and Company’s New York office. He has more than 17 years of experience with the strategy and management consulting firm in the hospitality, gaming, media/entertainment and technology sectors. Throughout his career, he has supported clients across the globe and has worked out of multiple offices in the US (Boston, New York, Los Angeles), Asia (Singapore, Thailand, India, China) and Europe (Paris, London).
He joined Accor, as Chief Executive Officer Food & Beverage and Group Executive Committee member, in September 2015 and is also responsible for Lifestyle brands since September 2018.
Chief Transformation Officer
He joined Accor’s Financial Department in 1997 to be Director of Internal Group Audit from 2000. Between 2003 and 2010 he held a position as Managing Director and Chief Finance Officer of Accor Hotellerie Deutschland GmbH.
In 2010 he was appointed CEO & President of Management Board of Orbis SA, the largest hotel group in Poland and Eastern Europe, subsidiary of Accor.
He joined the Accor Executive Committee as CEO Central and Eastern Europe in 2014. Since January 2016 he additionally took over the formal position as Head of Accor Germany.
Since 2014, he is both a Member of the Supervisory Board of Orbis SA and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Accor Solidarity.
From January 2017 to November 2017, Laurent is appointed Chief Operating Officer AccorInvest.
Since one year, Laurent Picheral was Deputy CEO Europe & CEO Central Europe.
In November 2018 Laurent Picheral is appointed Chief Transformation Officer.
Chief Marketing Officer
Steven spent 16 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in London, New York and Brussels during which he fulfilled a variety of roles including ecommerce, brand management, loyalty strategy, revenue management, strategic partnerships and digital marketing.
Steven was Global Chief Marketing Officer for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts for two years, based in Hong Kong, and responsible for the global commercial organization including sales, marketing and communications strategy.
Steven joined Accor as Chief Brand Officer in September 2017 and has overseen the marketing strategies for brands across the Group’s portfolio as well as the Masterbrand strategy at the Group level.
Steven was appointed Chief Marketing Officer of Accor and joined the Executive Committee in May 2019.
CEO New Businesses & Chief Disruption and Growth Officer
He has been sharing his experience for more than 20 years, in particular by lecturing at the École Polytechnique and by acting as a mentor to several start-ups (Openclassrooms, Des bras en plus, etc.).
Alongside his various business activities, Thibault became a member of the Board of Directors of Studapart in January 2016, of Lunchr in January 2017 and of Guerbet in May 2017.
In April 2016, Thibault Viort became Accor Chief Disruption and Growth Officer and in January 2018 he was appointed CEO New Businesses, taking the helm of onefinestay, John Paul, Fastbooking, Availpro, Verychic and Gekko.
He joined the Executive Committee in March 2018.
Franck Gervais joined Accor’s Executive Committee in November 2017.
CEO Asia- Pacific
He moved to Accor in 1994 as Director of Operations Pacific, and joined the Group’s Executive Committee as CEO Asia-Pacific in 2008.
CEO North & Central America
A seasoned professional with an extensive hospitality background spanning more than 30 years, Heather began her career at Fairmont Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies. After moving through progressive sales & marketing positions in a number of Fairmont properties, she joined the corporate ranks as Vice President, Sales & Distribution, for Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel.
In 2007, she returned to hotel operations as Regional Vice President for Central Canada and General Manager for Fairmont Royal York, a position she held for six years, before returning to the corporate office as Senior Vice President, Operations, Americas with FRHI.
In her most recent role as Executive Vice President of Operations, North & Central America Region for Accor, she was responsible for more than 115 hotels, 10 brands in 10 countries, 28,000 employees, and over $3 billion in revenue.
Heather joined the Group’s Executive Committee upon her appointment to CEO, North & Central America, in April 2019.
CEO Latin America
He started working for Accor Service (now Edenred), supporting business development, in 1994. He moved from Paris to Lisbon in 2000 to run Accor Service in Spain and Portugal, and joined the Accor Group, to lead an international team as Senior VP Global Sales & Distribution, in 2004.
In 2011, he took over operations in Latin America (80 hotels) – one of the Group’s key markets. In 2013, he was appointed COO Luxury and Midscale brands in South America in 2013.
In July 2015, he became CEO Latin America. He joined the Group's Executive Committee in January 2017.
CEO Middle East & Africa
Previous to his appointment, he was the President for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, a very dynamic area with a robust expansion strategy to open 30 properties by 2020.
With a career spanning over 30 years with leading hospitality companies, including IHG and Sun International, a large portion of his professional life was spent with the the Radisson Hotel Group (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group), where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Turkey. It was in this role that Mark oversaw all brands within a portfolio of 85 hotels with over 80 hotels in the development pipeline.
Marks brings with him a wealth of operational experience alongside an intuitive knowledge of the Middle East and Africa, a region that he has worked in for over 12 years.
He joined the Group's Executive Committee in September 2018, when the Group finalized the acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.