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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announces that Ranjay Radhakrishnan has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer. He will join the business on 1st December and will become a member of IHG’s Executive Committee, replacing Tracy Robbins who stepped down from the role in January 2016.

Mr. Radhakrishnan joins IHG from Unilever, where he has spent 23 years in a range of senior leadership roles at global, regional and country levels. He is a member of Unilever’s Human Resources (HR) Leadership team and his most recent role was as Executive Vice President Global HR (Categories & Market Clusters), where Ranjay is responsible for leading HR for all of Unilever’s eight regions (Market Clusters) as well as the four global Product Categories, under one unified global HR leadership role.

Richard Solomons, Chief Executive Officer of IHG commented: “I am delighted to welcome Ranjay to IHG. Having worked in numerous countries and markets across all specialist areas of HR, he brings a truly global and commercial perspective to the role and will be an integral part of my Executive Team.  Our people have always played a critical role in building trust with our guests and owners. Ensuring that we continue to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in the industry is fundamental to the delivery of our strategy. I very much look forward to working with him.”

Ranjay Radhakrishnan commented: “I have great respect for IHG’s commitment to its people and for the opportunities it offers employees around the world. It is a privilege to join IHG and to play a part in shaping the future of a business where people are such a fundamentally important part of its operations.”

About Ranjay Radhakrishnan

Ranjay Radhakrishnan is currently Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources (Categories & Clusters) for Unilever and is part of Unilever’s global HR Leadership Team. He has spent 23 years at Unilever and his previous roles have included Senior Vice President Human Resources for Unilever Europe, where he led HR in Unilever’s largest region, which employs over 20,000 people across 35 countries and over 60 factories. Before that, he was Vice-President for Talent, Learning & Organisation for Global Markets, Vice-President for Reward, Talent, Learning & Organisation for Asia, Africa and Central Europe and Vice-President HR for North Africa and the Middle East. He worked and lived in many different countries, including the Netherlands, Singapore, Dubai, London and India. He has a Bachelors degree in Commerce & Accounting from Mumbai University, India, and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. 

About IHG®

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and nearly 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 96 million members worldwide.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information.

Contact: Zoë Bird

zoe.bird@ihg.com / +44 (0) 1895 512 008

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