Serviced-apartment company names new leader for EMEA

The Oakwood Farringdon in London will be under Moore's purview. Photo credit: Oakwood

Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, has appointed Ken Moore as the managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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

“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,” said Chris Ahearn, CEO of Oakwood. “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.” 

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As head of Oakwood’s regional operations, Moore will leverage his background in strategic planning and expansion to bolster business development and property acquisition for the serviced-apartment company.

Before joining Oakwood, Moore managed leading brands in the hospitality and serviced-apartments sector, including Pavilion Group, Dong Du International and Le Méridien Resorts, where he guided these companies to achieving tangible change. Most recently, Moore managed the development and opening of the Shanghai Town & Country Community project and the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur hotel.