Mark Willis holds an MBA in International Business from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and has completed a number of senior management programs at Cornell University, New York.
With a career spanning over 35 years with leading hospitality companies, including IHG and Sun International, a large portion of his professional life was spent with 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 20 years.
Mark was the President for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, from where he joined Accor and the Executive Committee in September 2018, upon the Group’s acquisition of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. His scope expanded as he took over the role of CEO India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, with more than 500 hotels in the portfolio and pipeline across over 22 brands.
In January 2023, Mark Willis was appointed CEO Fairmont and member of Accor’s Luxury & Lifestyle Executive Committee.