SINGAPORE – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups, announced the appointment of Katerina Giannouka as president, Asia Pacific. She 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.
Katerina 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," said John Kidd. "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."
Before joining Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Katerina 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 & Resorts, New World Hotels & Resorts and Pentahotels. Prior to that, she held roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and HVS.
Katerina 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.