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Philippe Bijaoui

Vice President Development Europe

Philippe Bijaoui leads the development of IHG's six hotel brands in Europe. IHG, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories.

Serving in an international environment, Philippe has acquired 20 years of unparalleled experience in hotel development and real estate. Prior to joining IHG in November 2012, Philippe worked 9 years for Carlson Rezidor as Director then as Vice President Business Development.  He was also Managing Director of HVS Madrid between 2005 and 2006.  Prior to joining Rezidor, Philippe was Director of Acquisitions for City Hotels, a real estate company listed in Brussels and Asset Manager and Developer for the Group SIH listed in Paris.

A French-Israeli national, Philippe holds a MBA from Cornell Essec, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tel Aviv University, and is fluent in English, French, Hebrew and Spanish.