Arthur de Haast has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of IHG, joining the board of directors as of January 1, 2020.
De Haast is currently a senior director at real estate and investment management firm JLL, and will step down from JLL’s global capital markets board on December 31 this year, assuming an advisory role as chairman of JLL’s capital markets advisory council in early 2020.
De Haast was previously chairman/global CEO of JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, overseeing 300 professionals who provided advisory and transactional services to hotel owners and operators across 20 countries. He also is a member of JLL’s global sustainability board, member of the advisory board of the Scottish Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and past Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality.
“Arthur brings more than 30 years of relevant capital markets, hotels and hospitality experience, along with significant board-level knowledge around sustainability, all of which are important areas of focus for IHG,” said Patrick Cescau, non-executive chair, IHG. “De HaastHe also has a truly global perspective and significant insight into the Asian market which is a key focus for IHG.”
De Haast will serve on the remuneration and corporate responsibility committees of the IHG board.
Pursuant to LR 9.6.13R, de Haast is an independent non-executive director of Chalet Hotels Limited, a public company, quoted on the Bombay Stock Exchange.