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Vice President Development Europe
Philippe Bijaoui, Vice President Development Europe, is responsible for development for IHG’s six brands in the region. Reporting to IHG’s Chief Development Officer Europe, Bijaoui leads a pan-European team of Developers with accountability for growth across the continent.
Bijaoui has over 20 years unparalleled international experience in hotel development and real estate, and has held senior positions with a number of globally recognised companies. Prior to joining IHG in November 2012, Philippe worked for Carlson Rezidor as Vice President Business Development.
Philippe started his career in hotel operations rising quickly to serve as a General Manager before moving into Development working for Group SIH as Asset Manager and Developer. His next role took Bijaoui to City Hotels, a real estate company listed in Brussels, where he was Director of Acquisitions before moving to the other side of the table to take up his first position with operator Carlson Rezidor as Business Development Director.
A French-Israeli national, Philippe holds a Master of Business Administration from IMHI Cornell Essec, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tel Aviv University, and is fluent in English, French, Hebrew and Spanish.
Philippe is based at IHG’s global head office in Denham, UK.