Geoff Andrew promoted to CEO at Worldhotels

George Sell By George Sell
23 December 2016 | Updated 23 December 2016

Germany: Worldhotels has announced that Geoff Andrew, currently COO, has been selected as Worldhotels new CEO.

Germany: Worldhotels has announced that Geoff Andrew, currently COO, has been selected as Worldhotels new CEO.

He will succeed Dirk Fuehrer who is stepping down for personal reasons. The change is effective immediately.

Geoff Andrew has been involved in travel and hospitality for almost 30 years and has acquired a wealth of international sales, marketing and distribution experience. He has been employed by Worldhotels as COO since 2014. Prior to joining Worldhotels, Andrew spent seven years as the managing director of Worldhotels' former sister company, Nexus, following senior management roles at both Corinthia Hotels International and Summit Hotels and Resorts.

Dirk Fuehrer will relocate with his family to Vienna, Austria. The 49-year old will keep serving Worldhotels in an external advisory capacity and will substantially expedite the company's development in Central and Eastern Europe. Speaking of his successor, Fuehrer said: "I can think of no one better to lead Worldhotels. Geoff's experience as COO combined with his strong background in the hotel industry make him the perfect choice to lead the group".

"We're delighted that Geoff accepted the position as he has successfully led and executed many of our strategic initiatives over the past two years," said Steve Rowley, chairman of World Hotels AG, adding: "While we respect and regret Dirk's decision to leave, we are very pleased that he has agreed to remain involved in the business."

"I am honoured and I am excited about the opportunity to lead Worldhotels into the next phase of our strategic development," says Andrew. "Our purpose is to empower true independence. I will do my best to serve the group and our hoteliers in this highly competitive market."

www.worldhotels.com

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