IHG® Appoints Rajit Sukumaran as Chief Development Officer in AMEA

IHG® Appoints Rajit Sukumaran as Chief Development Officer in AMEA

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) today announces the appointment of Rajit Sukumaran to the role of Chief Development Officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region.

HG has an established reputation as a valued partner for successful hotel owners and investors globally and currently operates across nearly 40 countries and territories in AMEA. In his new role, Rajit will head the Development team and lead the Group’s growth strategy.

Rajit brings more than 12 years’ experience in Development, Acquisitions, Feasibility from his previous role as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Asia Pacific at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.Jan Smits, Chief Executive Officer AMEA said: “Rajit brings with him vast knowledge, a stellar reputation and the ability to drive development success across brands which will prove invaluable as he drives the acceleration of IHG’s growth strategy across AMEA.”

Rajit Sukumaran, Chief Development Officer AMEA added: “I am thrilled to join the IHG family as it continues on the growth journey in the region. The AMEA region has seen unprecedented growth in the past decade and still has a long runway. I look forward to working with some of the best talent in the industry as we forge ahead with both our existing and new partners across the region.”

Prior to joining Starwood, Rajit worked in the Corporate Finance division of PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore where he was involved with several cross-border corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings.Rajit graduated from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University with a degree of Bachelor of Accountancy.

IHG currently operates 271 hotels across six brands in AMEA, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo andStaybridge Suites with a further 149 hotels in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.

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