In her expanded role, Kerry will lead Accor’s commercial organisation for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Asia Pacific.
Accor has introduced its new Commercial organisation and executive committee, with Kerry Healy taking the lead as Chief Commercial Officer for Premium, Midscale & Economy brands in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia Pacific.
An outstanding leader and skilled negotiator, Kerry has a proven track record of managing teams, building trust and designing robust strategies. Part of the Accor family since 2011, she previously served as Chief Commercial Officer for South East Asia, Japan & South Korea – a position she held with distinction since 2020.
Kerry will oversee the commercial functions for a diverse region, which comprises nearly 1,000 hotels – 29 per cent of the Group’s global network – across 42 countries under iconic brands such as Pullman, Mövenpick, Swissôtel, Novotel, Mercure and ibis. Based in Singapore, she can leverage a wealth of business acumen and over 25 years of experience to meet the Group’s strategic commercial objectives.
“I am delighted to welcome Kerry to her new role. With her extensive knowledge and proven expertise, including senior management positions in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Pacific Rim, Kerry is the perfect fit to head up our commercial team at this crucial time. As global travel rebounds and our business grows from strength to strength, we need highly skilled leaders at the helm. I have the utmost confidence that Kerry’s qualities will allow us to capitalise on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead,” said Duncan O’Rourke, CEO, the Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia Pacific.
Kerry will head up a new Commercial Executive Committee, which has been carefully curated for its members’ abilities to provide strong and effective leadership across the hub’s three key regional centres: Singapore, Sydney and Dubai.
“I am extremely proud to undertake this new role. I have no doubt that being part of such a vast geographical hub with key destinations, brand representation and a significant footprint will be an incredible journey, which I am excited to embark on with our new Commercial Executive Committee,” said Kerry.
As Chief Commercial Officer for Premium, Midscale & Economy brands in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Asia Pacific, Kerry will now have responsibility for 42 countries across this vast geographical region, which spans from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Africa to the paradise islands of the South Pacific.
Accor currently operates 993 hotels (199,095 keys) across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Asia Pacific region, with a pipeline of 299 hotels (64,000 keys).