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|02 Oct 2017|
|Rezidor appoints Eva-Maria Erauw as its new Senior Vice President & General Counsel|
The Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Eva-Maria Erauw as Senior Vice President & General Counsel, effective 20 November. Eva-Maria will be based at the group’s Brussels headquarters, and report to the Deputy President & Chief Financial Officer.
Eva-Maria brings more than 11 years’ experience in the hospitality sector. She held a number of positions at Starwood during those 11 years. Prior to joining Starwood, Eva Maria was an associate at Clearly Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Brussels, Belgium.
Most recently, Eva-Maria served as Vice President Legal EAME at Starwood where she was involved in development matters in the mergers and acquisitions team, operations matters, a number of real estate dispositions of Starwood assets and corporate matters. In 2015, Eva-Maria was also appointed Chief Privacy Officer for Starwood in EMEA.
At Rezidor, Eva-Maria will lead the legal department. She and her team will provide legal advice and support to our business development teams, as well as all other departments, regions and hotels. Furthermore, she will be in charge of insurances and other compliance matters, including privacy regulations.
“I am extremely proud to welcome Eva-Maria to the Rezidor family,” said Knut Kleiven, Deputy President & CFO of The Rezidor Hotel Group. “She is a dynamic and results-driven leader with strong experience in the hospitality industry and a track record of supporting major mergers & acquisitions, as well as new development deals. Along with the rest of the business leadership team, I am looking forward to bringing Eva-Maria’s expertise from the hospitality sector to Rezidor.”
“I am excited to join such a vibrant and forward-thinking global organization,” said Eva-Maria Erauw. “It is not every day you get the chance to be part of one of world’s most ethical companies. I am looking forward to advising the group on how to maximize the potential of its existing portfolio and helping to pursue new development opportunities in new markets and regions.”
Eva-Maria holds a Master in Laws from the University of Ghent, Belgium and an LL.M degree in Corporate Law from New York University, School of Law, New York. She is fluent in Dutch, French and English, and has good knowledge of German and Spanish.
About The Rezidor Hotel Group
Rezidor operates the core brands Radisson Blu® and Park Inn® by Radisson in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), along with the Club CarlsonSM loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. In early 2014, and together with Carlson, Rezidor launched the new brands Radisson RED (lifestyle select) and Quorvus Collection (luxury). In 2016, Rezidor acquired 49% of prizeotel. Rezidor has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program, and was named one the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere.
In November 2006, Rezidor was listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden. HNA Tourism Group Co. Ltd., a division of HNA Group Co. Ltd. – a Fortune Global 500 company with operations across aviation, tourism, hospitality, finance and online services among other sectors – became the majority shareholder in December 2016.
The Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands employ 43,700 people in EMEA, and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.