DENHAM, UK, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (“IHG”) today (21 FEBRUARY 2017) announces that Malina Ngai is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 March 2017.
Malina is Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group, which is part of Hong Kong-based conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe with thirteen brands including Watsons, Superdrug, Savers, The Perfume Shop, Kruidvat, ICI Paris XL and ParknShop. In addition, Malina is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited.
Commenting on her appointment, Patrick Cescau, IHG’s Non-Executive Chairman, said: “Malina brings a deep understanding of how consumer-facing, branded companies operate, as well as the role that technology and digital-commerce play in transforming the consumer experience. These are very relevant areas for IHG and her experience will be invaluable to the business. She also has a truly global perspective and significant insight into the Asian market which is a key focus for IHG. I look forward to welcoming Malina to the IHG Board”.
Malina will also serve on the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Responsibility Committees of the IHG Board.
No information is required to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.13R in respect of this appointment.
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