Kerzner International appoints new chief financial officer
Checoury joins Kerzner International at a time when the company is focused on accelerating growth
The owner of Atlantis Resort and Residences and One&Only Resorts brands worldwide Kerzner International Holdings has appointed Michel Checoury as chief financial officer.
With more than 30-years’ experience in audit, finance and financial management, Checoury has joined Kerzner International, which manages a portfolio of entertainment destination resorts, luxury hotels and residences, and entertainment experiences.
Checoury, who will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s financial strategy that drives the existing business and future growth plans, was previously the chief financial officer of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, overseeing a portfolio of 85 properties in 27 countries.
Previously, he was chief financial officer of Aman, reporting to the chairman and chief executive officer, overseeing all finance and strategic planning, retail and information technology.
Checoury also held senior financial roles at Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah, InterContinental, Starwood and Euro Disney.
According to the release, the appointment comes at a time of change when the company’s focus is on accelerating growth of both destination and defining brands. Opening in February, the $1.6 billion Atlantis, Sanya resort in China, with partner, Fosun, will join the flagship Atlantis, The Palm resort in Dubai. The One&Only portfolio is also evolving, with the opening of One&Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda.