Accor has announced the appointment of Cyril Kovarsky to Senior Vice President of Global Sales effective April 1, 2015. He will be responsible for defining and coordinating Accor's B-to-B sales strategy for all segments (large corporate accounts, event agencies, airlines, travel agents, and tour operators).
"We are very pleased Cyril has joined our team," said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor. "He brings vast years of experience with him and will be crucial to the development of strategies that are significant to Accor's success and growth."
Most recently, Kovarsky served as Senior Vice President Corporate Sales for Business Services at French multinational telecommunications corporation, Orange, and was in charge of 50,000 small- and medium-sized enterprises and large national accounts. Prior to that, he held positions including CEO of Orange Promotion; Director of Retail Distribution; and head of Orange retail stores in Paris and the Ile de France region. A graduate of ESG Management School in France, Kovarsky joined Orange in 2000 as Sales Director for the B-to-B segment in Paris.
Accor is a leading hotel operator, with 470,000 rooms in 3,700 hotels across 14 trusted brands in 92 countries. The company is organized around two distinct divisions, HotelServices, which operates and franchises the hotels and HotelInvest, which is a hotel owner and investor. The Accor hotels sit in three segments from budget to luxury which are constantly reinventing their concept to satisfy the needs of business and leisure customers around the globe. Accor brands include in luxury-upscale; Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery and Grand Mercure, The Sebel, midscale; Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure and Adagio and economy; ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotelF1.
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