Puneet Dhawan appointed as Senior VP Operations, Accor Hotels

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Accor Hotels has announced the appointment of Puneet Dhawan as Senior VP Operations, India & South Asia. Dhawan’s appointment will come into force from 1st August 2020. Dhawan will take charge from Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer (COO) – India & South Asia, whose tenure is to come to an end due to Jean's imminent retirement.

Dhawan will handle the group’s operations and strategies to ensure Accor’s continued growth momentum in India and South Asia. He will be reporting to Garth Simmons – COO - Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and South Asia.

In over two decade’s association with Accor, Dhawan has held key positions across countries. He holds a hotel and restaurant administration degree from Switzerland, and a hotel, restaurant and travel administration degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in the United States.