Keith Barr, Group CEO to Step Down and to Be Succeeded by Elie Maalouf, Americas CEO


InterContinental Hotels Group [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG] today reveals that Keith Barr has actually notified the Board of his choice to step down from his function as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and from the IHG Board. Keith plans to return with his household to the United States. His last day as CEO will be 30 June, after which he will stay offered to support and encourage business till completion of 2023.

Keith will be prospered by Elie Maalouf, a member of IHG’s Board and Executive Committee, who has actually led IHG’s Americas service as local CEO for the previous 8 years. Elie will use up his brand-new position on 1 July and will be based in the UK to lead business.

Keith has actually belonged of IHG for more than 30 years and was designated to the Board and as CEO in July2017 Performing a clear method, he has actually changed IHG to place the business for long-lasting sustainable development, exceeding 6,000 open hotels, expanding the portfolio with the addition of 7 brand names in 6 years, considerably purchasing IHG’s digital abilities and commitment deal, starting a 10- year accountable service method, and advancing in essential locations of DE&I. Throughout Keith’s period, IHG has likewise effectively browsed a worldwide pandemic and continued to grow its footprint and credibility with essential stakeholders worldwide.

Elie signed up with IHG as Americas CEO in February2015 Under his management, the area’s estate has actually grown from around 3,700 hotels to more than 4,350 Elie led the shipment of record earnings, supervise the launch of brand-new brand names and formats, and enhanced how business drives worth for our hotel owners. Elie has actually invested a number of years in the worldwide hospitality sector and has a breadth of experience covering hotel advancement, branding, financing, property and operations management, in addition to food and drink proficiency, with a strong performance history of providing remarkable outcomes. Elie has actually lived and worked worldwide consisting of in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States, and speaks 4 languages.

To support Elie and Chief Financial Officer Michael Glover and to assist make sure a smooth shift, Keith will stay offered to business over the rest of2023 A procedure is underway to designate a follower to Elie as Americas CEO.

Deanna Oppenheimer, Chair of IHG, commented: “It has actually been an enjoyment to deal with Keith, and on behalf of the Board and our associates I wish to thank him for his effective management of IHG and praise him on his amazing contribution. Beginning in our hotels in the United States prior to moving into business functions that have actually seen him work throughout worldwide markets, Keith has actually utilized all his experience to lead a real change of IHG in his 6 years as CEO. He has actually rallied an organization around a clear method with hotel owners and visitors at its heart, enhanced IHG’s business platform, and put business on a course to long-lasting sustainable development and to continue an outstanding performance history of investor worth production. He has actually attained this with fantastic heat and character– not least throughout the depths of the pandemic– and we want him the absolute best for the future.

Succession preparation has actually been a trademark of business for several years and Elie’s visit is the outcome of a strenuous procedure and a dedication to purchase the advancement of our leaders, as held true when Keith ended up being CEO in2017 Elie has actually been a critical part of our company in his 8 years running our biggest operating area and as a member of the Board because2018 His considerable market experience and deep understanding of our company makes him very well positioned to handle the function of CEO and guarantee we continue to advance and perform versus our effective technique. The Board and I eagerly anticipate dealing with him in his brand-new position.”

Keith Barr, CEO stated: “I feel exceptionally fortunate to have actually invested 3 years as part of IHG, working together with the numerous gifted coworkers that make it such an unique business, and in collaboration with our hotel owners who share our enthusiasm for hospitality. I have actually been fortunate enough to experience this in several nations throughout the years and to have actually invested the last 6 as CEO has actually been an honour. After a long period of time living abroad, now is the correct time for me and my household to go back to the United States. I take pride in the strong position that IHG remains in today, thanks to the financial investments we have actually made to change every element of our organization, provide for our visitors and owners, and grow and run our brand names in the proper way around the globe. I’m thrilled for what lies ahead for IHG and having actually worked so carefully together, to see Elie lead business and develop on all he has actually accomplished in the Americas.”

Elie Maalouf, Americas CEO and CEO Designate stated: “I am exceptionally happy to be selected CEO of among the world’s leading hotel business and delighted to deal with our gifted groups and owners around the globe on what will be an essential brand-new chapter for IHG. Working carefully with Keith and as an Executive Committee, we’ve made a variety of vital tactical financial investments recently that place us with amazing chances to understand IHG’s complete market leading capacity, by driving the efficiency and development of our wonderful brand names and providing strong returns for all our stakeholders.”


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