Industry Update
Appointment23 September 2020

David Oppenheim

Appointed Senior VP, Analytics & Insights
At InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) in Atlanta - GA, USA

David Oppenheim

The move comes as part of IHG's investment in data-driven decision making and the further development of a team of professional data scientists that enhance strategic and tactical business decisions for all IHG brands and channels. This high-caliber insights team will serve as a center of excellence for analytics across the IHG enterprise. David will report to Claire Bennett, Global Chief Marketing Officer at IHG.

David most recently worked at Alaska Airlines as Vice President of Sales and Distribution. Previously, he held numerous positions at United Airlines, including leading the commercial analytics team. He is recognized for his analytical and intellectual rigor and broad expertise building revenue in the travel industry. He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group.

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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