Outgoing Mövenpick CEO Pérès to lead Kerzner

Jean-Gabriel Pérès

KERZNER International Holdings (KIH), developer and operator of ultra-luxury resort brands such as One&Only and Atlantis, has appointed Jean-Gabriel Pérès as its new president and CEO.

Pérès, who is currently CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, will be succeeded by hotel veteran Olivier Chavy come September, allowing him to take on his upcoming position.

Pérès is currently supporting Chavy in the transition, stated Mövenpick in a press release last week.

Pérès has overseen the daily operations of Mövenpick for the last 17 years and had been instrumental in driving the global expansion of the company into Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining Mövenpick, he spent 11 years with Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts.

“Jean-Gabriel joins us at a very opportune moment in our journey as we embark on an accelerated growth and expansion plan to take Kerzner to new places around the world, from China to Mexico and beyond,” said KIH chairman Mohammed Al Shaibani, who is also executive director and CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai.

“Throughout his career, Jean-Gabriel has carved his expertise in building exemplary corporate cultures, achieving customer satisfaction, and driving superior returns for the companies he worked at. I look forward to seeing KIH prosper and grow its global footprint under his stewardship.”

Pérès’ official start date with KIH will be announced in due course by the company.

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