Corporate
Paris, September 20, 2018

Appointments



Chris Cahill and Jean-Jacques Morin have been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive Officers of AccorHotels and their respective remits have been extended accordingly.

Chris Cahill, until now CEO Luxury Brands and CEO North America, Central America and Caribbean Region, assumes the role of Deputy CEO responsible for Hotel Operations

Jean-Jacques Morin, until now Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Deputy CEO responsible for Finance, Communications and Strategy.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, said, “The appointments of Chris Cahill and Jean-Jacques Morin as Group Deputy CEOs alongside Deputy CEO Sven Boinet are intended to further improve our operational efficiency and the quality of delivery of the Group’s strategy. Following the disposal of the majority of our real estate assets, our organization now mirrors the challenges of an asset-light model serving the Group’s customers and partners and our drive to continue the roll-out of the Group’s growth drivers.”
The composition of the Group’s Executive Committee and Shadow Comex remains unchanged.


About Chris Cahill

Chris J. Cahill, a Canadian, holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, in Education and Political Science, from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining AccorHotels, 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 AccorHotels’ Executive Committee in July 2016 as CEO Luxury Brands when the Group finalized the acquisition of FRHI. Chris also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Temple Hotels Inc. and sits on the Board of Directors of Morguard Corporation.

About Jean-Jacques Morin

Jean-Jacques Morin holds an engineering Degree from the École Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and an MBA from the Arizona State University. 
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 AccorHotels Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer in 2015.
He also sits on the Board of Directors of Vallourec Group where he chairs the Audit Committee.



​To access the composition of the Executive Committee, please visit
https://www.accorhotels.group/en/group/our-governance/executive-comittee#
 
To access the composition of the Group’s Shadow Comex, please visit
https://www.accorhotels.group/en/group/our-governance/shadow-comex#


 
Photos upon request



ABOUT ACCORHOTELS

AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries. 

With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years. 

In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge services, co-working, dining, events management and digital solutions.

Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome.  Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.   

AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.

Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

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