The latest industry appointments

Elyes Mrad
Elyes Mrad

ELYES MRAD has been named as American Express Global Business Travel’s new managing director for Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA), based in London. Mrad joins the company from Hertz, where he most recently served as senior vice president of sales & marketing. He has also worked with Rolex.

JASON MONTAGUE has been named as the new president & chief operating officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings. Montague was instrumental in launching Oceania Cruises in 2002, and most recently held the role of chief financial officer and executive vice president with Prestige.

Kirk Kinsell
Kirk Kinsell

KIRK KINSELL has been appointed as the new president & chief executive officer of Loews Hotels & Resorts. Kinsell joins Loews Hotels after 19 years in senior positions with IHG and more than 35 years in the hospitality business.  Most recently, he served as IHG’s president of the Americas.

MATT MINETOLA has been announced as the new chief information officer for Travelport. With more than 27 years of technology experience in the hardware, software and banking industries, Minetola most recently served as chief information officer for HP Financial Services.

Paul Heery
Paul Heery

PAUL HEERY has been appointed general manager of the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. Heery moves to Scotland from London, where he previously served as GM of the Connaught Hotel. This marks the first time in 30 years that the Gleneagles Hotel has externally appointed a new GM.

ADRIAN McNALLY has become the new general manager of the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast. A native of Armagh, McNally has more than 20 years of luxury hotel experience, including spells in San Francisco, San Jose, Kansas City and Nairobi. He has previously worked for companies including Fairmont and Ritz-Carlton.

Noel Attard
Noel Attard

NOEL ATTARD has been appointed as chief executive officer of Kempinski Trading JLT – the unit providing corporate purchasing services to Kempinski Hotels. Attard joined Kempinski in 2001 as financial controller at the Kempinski San Lawrenz in Malta, before moving through the ranks to become a GM.

CYRILLE GIRAUDAT has been appointed marketing & clients director of Europcar Group. Having previously worked with international companies including Danone, Thomson and Samsung, Giraudat joined PMU as marketing director. He officially joins Europcar on 8 December 2014.

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