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Accor appoints Vice President Development for India and South Asia

Accor is pleased to announce the appointment of Aniruddh Kumar as Vice President – Development, India & South Asia. Aniruddh brings over 23 years of diverse experience to the role, due to his previous posts

Accor is pleased to announce the appointment of Aniruddh Kumar as Vice President – Development, India & South Asia. Aniruddh brings over 23 years of diverse experience to the role, due to his previous posts in Investment, Merger & Acquisition, Joint Ventures, Strategy & Business Planning, Commercial and Contractual Dispute Resolution, Development, Corporate Finance, Accounts and Taxation.

In his new role, Aniruddh will spearhead Accor’s expansion strategy in the region in order to consolidate its current brand footprint, as well as focusing on expanding current and new brands.

“With an extensive experience across major hospitality brands and a deep understanding of various domains, Aniruddh will contribute tremendously to bolstering Accor’s position in the region. We are confident he will uphold the Accor legacy and commitment to its guests and owners, for the best of experiences and lead the group to new horizons.”

Puneet Dhawan, Senior VP Operations, India and South Asia

“I am thrilled to join the Accor family at such an exciting time for the Hospitality sector whereas sector is on path of robust recovery from pandemic and growth cycle is about to accelerate for next journey. I look forward to working with the team as we continue to cement our presence in the market,”

Aniruddh Kumar as the Vice President, Development India & South Asia

In the past, Aniruddh has been associated with brands such as Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Aman resorts, Leela Duet India Hotels and DLF Hotels. In his most recent assignment, he was the Vice President, Asset Management, Asia Pacific for Marriott International was responsible for maintaining the value of the contract for operating hotels and also maintaining the quality and quantity of the pipeline.

Aniruddh is a certified Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary. He’s a graduate in Commerce from Rajasthan University, Jaipur.

ABOUT ACCOR

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor’s unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality – one of the fastest growing categories in the industry – is led by Ennismore, a creative hospitality company with a global portfolio of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program – ALL – Accor Live Limitless – a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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