Steven Daines

Steven Daines

Chief Talent & Culture Officer

Steven Daines is a French and British national. He graduated in Economics and holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from the international business school ESSEC.

Steven Daines started his career in Florida as a Purser on cruise ships before joining Accor in 1994. For 10 years, Steven worked in Accor’s subsidiary for Train services, Compagnie des Wagons-Lits, in France, the UK, Spain and eventually in Italy where he was Country Manager for 5 years. Steven then switched to the Hotel Business and held several positions in regional hotel operations, in France and South America. In 2012, he was appointed General Manager for Formule 1 and ibis budget France.

He was appointed member of the Executive Committee in 2014 as Regional CEO in charge of Northern Europe and Russia. He was subsequently in charge of the Middle East and Africa regions and of the New Businesses division until end of 2017, when he left Accor to join Affidea, the European leader in the operation of Diagnostic Centers within the healthcare business.

In November 2019, Steven Daines was appointed Chief Talent & Culture Officer and member of Accor’s Executive Committee. In January 2023, he joined Accor’s Management Board and the Group’s Premium, Midscale & Economy Executive Committee.