Accor is pleased to announce the appointment of Aniruddh Kumar as Vice President – Development, India and South Asia. Aniruddh brings over 23 years of diverse experience to the role, due to his previous posts in Investment, Merger & Acquisition, Joint Ventures, Strategy & Business Planning, Commercial and Contractual Dispute Resolution, Development, Corporate Finance, Accounts and Taxation.

In his new role, Aniruddh will spearhead Accor’s expansion strategy in the region in order to consolidate its current brand footprint, as well as focusing on expanding current and new brands.

“I am thrilled to join the Accor family at such an exciting time for the Hospitality sector whereas sector is on path of robust recovery from pandemic and growth cycle is about to accelerate for next journey. I look forward to working with the team as we continue to cement our presence in the market,” says Aniruddh Kumar as the Vice President, Development India & South Asia on his appointment.

In the past, Aniruddh has been associated with brands such as Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Aman resorts, Leela Duet India Hotels and DLF Hotels. In his most recent assignment, he was the Vice President, Asset Management, Asia Pacific for Marriott International was responsible for maintaining the value of the contract for operating hotels and also maintaining the quality and quantity of the pipeline.