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Richard Solomons – Chief Executive Officer, IHG
Richard has been Chief Executive of IHG® since July 2011. He is responsible for implementing IHG’s strategy of building a portfolio of preferred hotel brands. IHG is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts and Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, across nearly 5,100 hotels in almost 100 countries. IHG’s asset-light business model means most hotels operate under a franchise agreement or are managed by IHG on behalf of owners.
Before being appointed Chief Executive Richard served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of Commercial Development at IHG. In 2008, he also served as Interim President of our Americas business.
Prior to joining IHG, Richard worked in investment banking for seven years with Hill Samuel Bank, based in New York and London. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant; a member of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council and a Governor of the Aviation and Travel Industry Group of the World Economic Forum. In April 2015, Richard was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Board of Marks and Spencer Group.