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AccorHotels appoints Gilles de Richemond as Chief Information Officer


AccorHotels announces the appointment of Gilles de Richemond as Chief Information Officer.

On the occasion of this appointment, Maud Bailly, AccorHotels’ Chief Digital Officer, has declared: “We are very happy that Gilles has agreed to join us. Amid AccorHotels’ technological and cultural transformation, he will bring his extensive knowledge of the digital world, spanning the strategic, technological and managerial aspects.”

Gilles studied engineering at IPSA and began his career in 1998 as a journalist in the Test group before setting up Archimetrie, a documentary website and publishing company. He moved to TPS then Canal Plus as head of distributed IT in 2004, then to Transavia France to head up its Information System in 2007.

He has been Managing Director of Voyages-SNCF Technologies, running the group’s technical division and SNCF’s Digital Factory, since 2012. He has in particular supported Voyages-SNCF’s digital and managerial transformation by rolling out agile, DevOps-based, innovative and collaborative customer-centric methods, and significantly growing revenue. He is also a founding member of the Agile Consortium France club.



AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Sofitel Legend, Fairmont, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, onefinestay, Rixos, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and 25hours Hotels; the popular midscale and boutique brands Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio; much-prized economy brands including JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the acquisition of John Paul, the world leader in concierge services.

With an unmatched collection of brands and a rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels. 

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Ticker: ACRFY).

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