His Excellency Abdulla H. Saif, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Kempinski AG, comments on the decision as follows: “Bernold Schroeder has demonstrated his leadership qualities by successfully steering our company through a global pandemic and setting it on a course of sustained long-term growth and profitability as international travel resumes. Bernold is deeply dedicated to the art of carefully crafted guest experiences and firmly committed to our company’s heritage and values. We are convinced that he will drive the company’s future success based on his close relationships with hotel owners as well as his proven capability of adding substantial asset and shareholder value. The Supervisory Board is pleased that he has agreed to continue leading Europe’s pioneering independent luxury hotelier into the future and fully supports his strategic agenda.”
Mr. Schroeder joined Kempinski in 2017 as Vice Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer Europe. Previously, he held senior management positions in key growth markets with Pan Pacific Hotels (Singapore), Jin Jiang International (Shanghai) and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. With over three decades of experience in the international hotel industry, he draws on exceptional entrepreneurial and operational leadership skills that combine an astute understanding of a global best-in-class service approach with a sensitivity to the art of luxury and an acumen for managing successful stakeholder relationships.
The early extension of Mr Schroeder’s mandate reaffirms the Supervisory Board’s long-term commitment to further strengthening the company’s position as a leading independent international hotel luxury brand and trusted business partner.