Stefan Leser has been named Langham Hospitality Group’s CEO, a post vacated by Robert Warman who retired last December.
Based in Hong Kong, Leser will oversee all aspects of the group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences. He will provide strategic guidance, implement organisational processes for all divisions and lead the global expansion drive.
Leser has nearly 30 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industries, most recently at Jumeirah International, where he was the group CEO and a member of the board of directors. At the Dubai-based company, Leser was responsible for several milestone projects, including inauguration of The Terrace at Burj Al Arab and the completion and launch of Jumeirah Al Naseem.
Prior to joining Jumeirah, Leser held senior roles for more than a decade at Kuoni Travel. As a member of Kuoni’s executive board and executive vice president of the outbound and specialists division, Leser directed the company’s travel businesses, covering the Nordics, the UK, Benelux, India, China, Hong Kong and Switzerland. He was also responsible for all businesses specialising in inbound destination management.
Leser also spent six years in the information technology industry with Swissair and EDS Corporation.