While Oetker Collection is continuing its selective growth, Frank Marrenbach, CEO, has decided to further strengthen his team with six major appointments, effective immediately.
The first is Jean-Pierre Soutric, who takes the role of Senior Vice-President of Sales andMarketing. Having started his career in 1983, Jean-Pierre Soutric held various sales and marketing positions successively with Intercontinental, Hilton International, Exclusive Hotels by Forte, then Four Seasons for the last 20 years as Director of Sales and Marketing for the opening of the Four Seasons George V Paris. He was promoted since to various regional roles until his latest appointment as Vice President Corporate and Travel Industry Sales Europe.
Jean-Pierre Soutric is taking over from Didier Le Calvez who has been promoted to the newly created role of COO – Chief Operating Officer Oetker Collection, who also retains his position of Managing Director for Le Bristol Paris. He comments: “A lot has been accomplished over the last few years, and, having worked with Jean-Pierre for 10 years, I am happy to hand over this wonderful division and its people to Jean-Pierre. I am sure that he will provide further leadership to bring the Oetker Collection Sales and Marketing to new heights. Meanwhile, I would like to thank the travel industry for their ongoing support.”
Frank Marrenbach adds “I am very pleased to welcome Jean-Pierre and I am delighted that the Oetker Collection was able to attract such a well-recognised professional. I am sure that he will play an important role to strengthen our Sales and Marketing organisation in view of our exciting growth.”
Jean-Pierre Soutric is seconded by Caroline Goux, who has been promoted to Vice-President Sales, and Joelle Edwards-Tonks who has been promoted to Vice-President Marketing while Alain Briere will maintain his long-time serving position of Vice-President Communications.
Philippe Perd has been promoted to Chief Project Development Officer (CPDO) while retaining his role as Managing Director for Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes and the supervision of Chateau St. Martin & Spa in Vence as well as L’Apogée Courchevel.
Virginie Thomas Saint-Laurent has been appointed Vice-President Human Resources reporting to the CEO.
Frank Marrenbach declares: “With a portfolio of nine master pieces, the reopening of The Lanesborough in London and future strategic development, Oetker Collection needs to adapt its organisation to upcoming exciting opportunities.”