Former president of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Jennifer Fox, will helm Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels as group CEO from June 19. She is also a member of the Board of Directors.
Fox replaces Aloysius Lee, former CEO of M&C, based in London. Tan Kian Seng, who has served as interim group CEO since February 2017, will remain with the group as chief of staff and assume other executive responsibilities.
Prior to joining Fairmont in 2011, Fox held senior positions at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) over a period of 10 years, including chief operating office for Europe, and senior vice president overseeing global brand marketing for the InterContinental brand.
She joined IHG from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, where she was global brand manager for Sheraton after spending over 10 years in various operational roles with ITT Sheraton.
Kwek Leng Beng, chairman of M&C, said in a statement: “With her strong leadership and in-depth sales, marketing and branding background, she will play a critical role in repositioning our key hotels, uplifting brand awareness of the group, as well as improving the overall performance of our portfolio.”
Fox said: “I look forward to working with chairman Kwek and the board, together with my new Millennium & Copthorne Hotels colleagues around the world. The group’s distinctive portfolio of iconic properties gives it a strong edge in tackling the challenges in today’s global hospitality market. I see this as a significant opportunity at a time of great change in our industry.”