Oakwood appoints Moore to lead EMEA region

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UK: Oakwood has appointed industry veteran Ken Moore as managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Before joining Oakwood, Moore managed leading brands in the hospitality and serviced apartments sector including Pavilion Group, BridgeStreet, Dong Du International and Le Méridien Resorts. Most recently, Moore managed the development and opening of the Shanghai Town & Country Community project and the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur hotel.

With the region experiencing significant market growth, Moore will "lead Oakwood's efforts to scale EMEA operations in order to better serve existing and emerging customer needs, and expand the business throughout the region".

"I am delighted to have Ken join the Oakwood executive team. Ken's extensive background in hospitality management and his ability to drive customer service and expand market presence make him a great fit for leading the EMEA region. I am confident Ken will leverage his global experience spanning Europe, Asia and the Middle East to deliver on the aggressive growth plans Oakwood has set for the region," said Chris Ahearn, chief executive officer, Oakwood.

Moore said: "I am thrilled to be joining the forward-thinking and ever-advancing team at Oakwood. I have the opportunity with this role to build on the great work that Oakwood is already doing to transform the serviced apartments industry. I hope to use the experience and expertise I have gained from working across a range of leisure and hospitality companies to further develop the Oakwood brand."

Moore replaces Tom Meertens, who recently joined National Corporate Housing as COO for the UK and EMEA regions.

Oakwood is a sponsor for a wide range of IHM serviced apartment events, including Serviced Apartment Summit RECHARGE 2019 (Berlin, Germany); Serviced Apartment Summit Asia 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand - headline sponsor); Serviced Apartment Awards 2019 (London, UK), Serviced Apartment Summit Americas 2019 (NYC, US) and Serviced Apartment Summit Europe 2019 (London, UK).


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