SHANTHA DE SILVA has become IHG’s new head of Southwest Asia, overseeing India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. An IHG veteran, de Silva started his career with the company 30 years ago at the former InterContinental Colombo. Most recently he was director of operations for Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
ABOUDI ASALI has been named as Jumeirah’s new senior vice president of development for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. A UK national, Asali joins the Dubai-based hotel group from Aprio Hotel Advisory Services. He also had a 10-year spell with Marriott International.
TEJVEER SINGH BEDI has been appointed as the Park Hotel Group’s new group revenue director. Bedi who is a graduate of the Indian School of Business, has previously held senior revenue and distribution positions for several international hotel chains. He relocates to Park’s Singapore head office from Thailand.
BRUNO MATHEU has been announced as Etihad Airways’ first chief operating officer for equity partners. This will see the French national tasked with optimising the partnerships between Etihad and the various airlines in which it holds equity stakes, including Jet Airways. Matheu joins Etihad after two decades at Air France-KLM.
SWATI JAIN has been appointed as The Claridges New Delhi’s new director of sales – corporate. Ms Jain joins the luxury hotel with more than nine years of experience. This included spells with famous hotels including The Lodhi and The Leela Palace. She is a graduate of the Gargi College, New Delhi.