With effect from September 1, 2017, Oliver Bonke will be president and COO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
Based at Shangri-La’s headquarters in Hong Kong, Bonke will report to Shangri-La Asia CEO Lim Beng Chee and oversee the group’s executive vice presidents responsible for regional hotel operations, as well as the operational division heads of F&B, sales, marketing, rooms, engineering, security and quality improvement.
Bonke has nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, most recently with New York-headquartered Loews Hotels & Co as chief commercial officer.
Prior to that, he was chief commercial officer for InterContinental Hotels Group in the Americas. At Starwood Hotels and Resorts, he was senior vice president, sales and marketing in Asia-Pacific before taking up the same role covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.