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Appointment23 February 2012

Thomas Dubaere

Appointed Managing Director for UK and Ireland
At Accor in Paris, France

Thomas DubaereMost recently, since 2010, Dubaere has held the position of managing director of budget brands for Accor UK and Ireland. Over the past two years Dubaere has played a key role in the expansion of the group's budget brands and helped develop the Ibis "megabrand" which will launch in 2012 and see Ibis, Etap and All Seasons evolve into a three-strong brand of Ibis, Ibis Styles and Ibis Budget. Dubaere began his career with Accor in Belgium in 1990 at the Novotel Bruges Centre and held several general manager positions, before being appointed delegate director economy brands (Ibis, Etap & F1), Belgium in 2004, and then director of operations economy brands, Belgium and Luxembourg in 2005. He is a graduate of the Brussels Hotel School, and has a masters degree in management from the University of Leuven.

BBI Brussels Business Institute

Thomas Dubaere is a graduate of BBI Brussels Business Institute in Brussels - Belgium
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