ILYA GUTLIN has been named as the president of SITA’s Air Travel Solutions division, leading the delivery of products to the company’s airline and airport customers. He previously held the role of president for Asia Pacific, and will continue to be based at the company’s Singapore headquarters.
SUDEEP JAIN has been appointed as InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) vice president of development for Southwest Asia, covering India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Jain, who got an MBA from Harvard, has worked with Bain & Company in Asia and the US, and JLL in India.
ATEEB SHRESTHA has become the new general manager of the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam. He brings more than 14 years of experience to the hotel, including GM roles in Bhutan, Mauritius, Oman and the US. He has also worked for Hyatt Regency Danang and the Nam Hai in Hoi An.
DAVID GROSSNIKLAUS has been recruited as Belmond’s senior director of development for the Middle East, Africa & India, based at the company’s new development office in Dubai. A Swiss national, Grossniklaus joins Belmond from Starwood. He has also worked for Deloitte and Swissotel.
PHILIP WIGGLESWORTH has been selected as Destination Asia’s new general manager for Thailand. Wigglesworth first joined the Bangkok-based destination management company in 2011 as product & contracting manager and was later promoted to the position of business development director.
RENATO DE OLIVERIA has been appointed hotel manager of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. A Brazilian national, de Oliveria has 16 years of hospitality experience, 12 of which were spent at five Ritz-Carlton properties across three continents. He moved to Singapore from the Ritz-Carlton San Juan.
ALICIA LEE has been announced as the new director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. The move marks a promotion for Ms Lee, who previously served as the hotel’s director of catering. She has previously worked at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore and Conrad Centennial Singapore.