Swiss-Belhotel International clusters senior roles amid pandemic

The group will give additional responsibilities to Laurent A. Voivenel and Priyanka Kapoor


Hospitality group Swiss-Belhotel International has announced a restructuring of its senior team as the coronavirus continues to have a profound impact on the industry.

As a response to the current market conditions, Swiss-Belhotel has started clustering roles of some of its senior members.

Laurent A. Voivevel – who is SVP of operations and development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India will now also be responsible for group human resources and talent development.

In the new position, he will report to the group’s chairman and president, Gavin M Faull.

Elsewhere in the group, Priyanka Kapoor has also been given additional responsibilities.

Currently the regional director for sales and marketing in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India, she will now head up group sales, marketing, branding and communications as well and will also report to Faull.

Commenting on the changes, Faull said: “COVID-19 has resulted in many changes in our thinking and how we handle our global business. We have learnt that through teamwork and communication we can manage across borders and continents. We have to think differently, cooperatively and supportively.

“People are our key asset and strength. We have huge confidence in our team and management as we navigate through the complexities to meet the new normal and continue to develop our unique brand and people.”

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