Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has appointed Katerina Giannouka as the new President of Asia Pacific.
Giannouka will be based in Singapore, at Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s Asia Pacific headquarters, and join no later than December 4, 2017. She will report directly to John Kidd, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Carlson Hotels Inc.
Giannouka will be a member of Carlson Hotels’ Executive Leadership Committee where she will work in tandem with the global and Asia Pacific leadership teams to drive success and growth for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
In her role, she will be responsible in leading the Asia Pacific executive committee and its corporate offices in Singapore, Shanghai and Delhi.
“Asia Pacific is a key growth engine for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group as we expand our presence and develop our successes,” Kidd said.
“Katerina’s dynamic and energetic leadership experience, complemented with business intelligence and a tenacious work ethic, are testament to her accomplishments in Asia Pacific and EMEA.
“I am confident that she will propel our Asia Pacific business to greater heights,” he said.
Before joining Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Giannouka was the head of development for Asia Pacific and China for Rosewood Hotel Group.
Based in Hong Kong, she spearheaded the region’s development activities for Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, New World Hotels and Resorts and Pentahotels. Prior to that, she held roles with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and HVS.
Giannouka graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Bachelor’s of Science with First Class Honours in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She is fluent in English and Greek, basic French and elementary Mandarin.