Industry Update
Appointment20 January 2020

Bastien Blanc

Appointed Managing Director, KSA and Bahrain
At InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Bastien Blanc

To lead IHG's business in Saudi Arabia, Bastien Blanc has been appointed as Managing Director, KSA and Bahrain effective 1st March 2020. In his current role with IHG, Bastien is responsible for leading the operations across IHG's portfolio of hotels in the Middle East and Africa, including KSA. In his new role, Bastien will be responsible for driving both growth and performance for IHG in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. With extensive experience of working in KSA, Bastien has been deeply ingrained into the market. He has also been leading IHG's Saudization efforts which he will continue to drive further in his new role. Bastien will continue to report to Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, IMEA, IHG.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Bastien Blanc (Class of 1997) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG)

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
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