Langham appoints Bob van den Oord to CEO position as Brett Butcher steps down

Langham Hospitality Group has introduced Bob van den Oord as its subsequent Chief Govt Officer, succeeding Brett Butcher, who’s stepping down from the place.

Butcher, an Australian nationwide, took up the Chief Govt Officer in 2021 seven years after he departed the organisation from the identical position.

He’ll retain tasks inside Nice Eagle in addition to CEO of Langham Hospitality Funding Ltd.

Van den Oord, a senior chief at Langham for the final 20 years, has beforehand served as COO and Senior Vice President – Gross sales and Advertising and marketing. He’s at the moment Regional Vice President – Europe, Center East and North America.

He’ll formally begin the CEO position from September 1, 2023.

“I’m delighted and humbled to have been appointed to steer Langham Hospitality Group into a brand new period of success,” mentioned van den Oord.

“We have now a beautiful model portfolio of iconic inns, with sturdy attraction to company and companions. Supported by our gifted colleagues world wide, we’ll proceed to ship enhanced visitor experiences, drive enterprise efficiency with distinctive outcomes as we serve our company day by day.”

Nice Eagle Holdings Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. KS Lo, described van den Oord as “a dynamic enterprise chief with a various background and glorious observe report of supply within the hospitality enterprise”.

“He possesses distinctive strategic capabilities, is extremely operational efficient, and over time has constructed nice relationships with all our stakeholders and house owners,” Lo mentioned.

“We sit up for Bob driving the event of Langham Hospitality Group’s portfolio as one of many world’s eminent hospitality teams, delivering long run progress and worth for all our manufacturers and companions.”

Lo additionally thanked Butcher for his “visionary” management.

“The adjustments he has initiated to the corporate’s world technique, and organisational construction leaves the group higher positioned for fulfillment in a post-pandemic world,” Lo mentioned.