Thibault Viort is appointed Chief Disruption and Growth Officer for AccorHotels.
As the world of tourism changes fast, AccorHotels aims to increase its agility in new businesses. To this end, Thibault Viort has been appointed Chief Disruption and Growth Officer as of April 1st 2016. This new position is meant to accompany these transformations.
In this capacity, Thibault Viort’s main missions will be to:
Track down new opportunities of growth for the Group in order to foster the emergence of new entrepreneurs, both in and outside the Group ;
Oversee investments or acquisitions in emerging activities ;
Reinforce interactions with start-ups that re-invent the sector, at a time when the current networking of humanity shakes up every sectors, of which the hospitality industry.
Commenting on the appointment, Sébastien Bazin, AccorHotels’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, declared: « As part of our transformation journey, we are building up new streams of activity with the ambition to discover new business opportunities so as to create value and enhance creativity in the way we conduct our business. I’m very proud that Thibault has agreed to join us. His enthusiasm, his experience as a passionate entrepreneur as much as his willingness to share and offer a fresh look will help us feed the Group’s activity and generate new approaches to our businesses. »