Langham Hospitality Group appoints new CEO

Langham Hospitality Group appoints new CEO

Bob van den Oord will succeed Brett Butcher, who is stepping down from the role

Langham Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Great Eagle has announced that Bob van den Oord is stepping up from his current role as regional vice president, Europe, Middle East and North America to CEO from 1 September 2023. 

He will succeed current CEO Brett Butcher, who is stepping down from this role, but will retain responsibilities within Great Eagle and the role of CEO of the Listed Langham Hospitality Investment Ltd.

Van den Oord has served as a senior business leader at Langham Hospitality Group for the last 20 years with a track record of leading various business units at regional and global level. In his previous roles as COO and senior vice president – Sales and Marketing, he has delivered on organisational transformation, been instrumental in defining the direction of the brands and enhanced operational excellence. 

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In his new role, van den Oord will bring his extensive experience and strategic focus to various brands, including The Langham Hotels & Resorts, Cordis, Eaton and Ying'nFlo. He will lead the company's growth, increasing the Group's global footprint, enhancing operational efficiencies and developing the guest experience through new partnerships and digital innovations. 

Great Eagle Holdings chairman and managing director KS Lo said: "Bob is a dynamic business leader with a diverse background and excellent track record of delivery in the hospitality business. He possesses exceptional strategic capabilities, is highly operational effective, and over the years has built great relationships with all our stakeholders and owners. 

"We look forward to Bob driving the development of Langham Hospitality Group's portfolio as one of the world's eminent hospitality groups, delivering long-term growth and value for all our brands and partners." 


Incoming CEO, Bob van den Oord added: "I'm delighted and humbled to have been appointed to lead Langham Hospitality Group into a new era of success. We have an attractive brand portfolio of iconic hotels, with strong appeal to guests and partners. 

"Supported by our talented colleagues around the world, we will continue to deliver enhanced guest experiences, drive business performance with exceptional results as we serve our guests every day."

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