The latest industry appointments

The latest industry appointments

A round-up of industry movers from Asia, including Dusit Fudu's new VP of sales & marketing for China

A round-up of industry movers from Asia, including Dusit Fudu's new VP of sales & marketing for China

Catherine Lee
Catherine Lee

CATHERINE LEE has been named as the new vice president of sales & marketing – China, for Dusit Fudu Hotels & Resorts. A Singapore national, Ms Lee has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry with several international hotel groups. Dusit Fudu is Dusit International’s new joint venture in China.

DR MARVIN CHEUNG KIN-TUNG has had his tenure as chairman of Hong Kong’s Airport Authority (AA) extended for one more year, until May 2015. Dr Cheung, who has headed up the AA since early 2007, will also step into the role of CEO, following Stanley Hui Hon-chung’s decision to step down from July 2014.

Bret Kidd
Bret Kidd

BRET KIDD has been appointed vice president & general manager of airline IT solutions at Travelport. Kidd joins Travelport from Stratos Management Systems, an IT services firm that he co-founded.  Previously, he held a variety of executive positions at EDS/HP, including projects in the travel sector.

ALLAN YANG has become Destination NSW’s new business development manager for China. Based in Chengdu, Yang brings more than seven years’ experience to the role. The appointment forms part of the ‘NSW China Tourism Strategy 2012-20′, which is aimed at increasing the Australian state’s marketing in China.

MALCOLM WELLS has been named as the new chairman of Business Events Tasmania. A professor in the Faculty of Business at the University of Tasmania, Wells also serves as deputy chairman at Destination Southern Tasmania, chairman of the National Parks Advisory Committee and principal of his own consultancy.

Irra Malik
Irra Malik

IRRA MALIK has become the new general manager of the Alila Villas Soori in Bali. Ms Malik has 17 years’ experience and joined Alila in 2009 as resident manager at Alila Villas Soori. She has now been promoted to general manager. She has also worked for Ritz-Carlton, IHG and Hyatt.

ALASTAIR DAVIDSON has been announced as the new hotel manager of the Alila Ubud in Bali. With more than 20 years of hotel experience, Davidson has worked at properties in the Maldives, India, Australia and Fiji. He joins Alila Ubud from Alila Diwa Goa in India where he served as executive assistant manager.

JOSHUA TORAI has been appointed hotel manager of the Kemang Icon hotel in Jakarta. A new addition to the Alila Hotels & Resorts team, Torai has previously worked at hotels in the Turks & Caicos, Seychelles, Dubai and Europe, including spells with Amanresorts, Atlantis Palm Jumeirah and Shangri-La.

HUYNH MY LINH has been announced as IHG’s new area director of human resources for Vietnam. Ms Linh has more than 20 years of hospitality experience, both in HR and hotel management roles. She previously worked for Accor and joined IHG in 2011 as director of HR at InterContinental Hanoi Westlake.

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