KOSMOPOLITO Hotels International has appointed Giovanni Angelini as independent non-executive director and a member of its Remuneration Committee.
Angelini, recently roped in by Dusit International as vice-chairman to spearhead its overseas expansion plans, has more than 46 years of experience in the hospitality industry. His professional portfolio spans Italy, Switzerland, Bermuda, Grand Cayman Island, Canada and the US.
In his last position as CEO and managing director of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, where he worked for 16 years, the group grew from 17 to 65 properties in 13 countries, with another 35 new projects under development in various gateway cities.
Angelini has also received many lifetime achievement awards, including the Corporate Hotelier of the World Award in 2006 and a knighthood from the Italian government.