New team at Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa

Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa, has welcomed a new executive leadership team.
François Kassab has been named chief operating officer (COO), assuming responsibility for the strategic development of the group. Bringing 18 years of operational, financial and strategic leadership, Kassab leads Millennium & Copthorne’s corporate strategy and has overall responsibility for the group’s hotel operations across the Middle East and Africa.

David Todd has joined as vice president – operations, Middle East & Africa. He oversees the hotel operations for the region and is responsible for driving operational excellence and profitability, whilst maintaining quality standards across the hotel portfolio. Thomas Grundner has been appointed as vice president – sales and marketing, Middle East & Africa to lead the sales, marketing and revenue function for the region.

Husam Kakish has joined as vice president – human resources. In this position, Kakish is responsible for establishing, implementing and evaluating HR strategies and policies as well as working to expand the Group’s regional talent base.

Kevin Cairns has joined as vice president – technical services. He plays a key role in realising the group’s growth strategy.  The formation of the new team began with Emad Majid joining as chief legal officer early last year. Meanwhile, Shashi Nair will also continue in his role as vice president – finance.