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Accor appoints Aniruddh Kumar as VP Development for India and South Asia

Accor has appointed Aniruddh Kumar as Vice President – Development, India & South Asia. Kumar 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, he 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.

Congratulating Aniruddh Kumar on his appointment, Puneet Dhawan, Senior VP Operations, India and South Asia, Accor, said “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.”

“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,” said Kumar on his appointment.

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.

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

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