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Jumeirah Group appoints Ton van Vilsteren as Group CFO

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Jumeirah Group appoints Ton van Vilsteren as Group CFO

Dubai, 10 August 2015:  Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Ton van Vilsteren as its new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joins the company on 16 August 2015.

Since graduating from Hotel School, The Hague, in the Netherlands in 1995, Ton van Vilsteren has worked his way up through the Hilton Group, starting as a Management Accountant with Ladbrokes PLC, which later became Hilton, and being promoted to international and global finance positions within the Hilton Group. Since 2007 Ton van Vilsteren has been Head of Finance, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, with overall responsibility for the accounting function and financial operations across all regional offices in Asia Pacific covering 158 trading hotels owned, managed and franchised by Hilton Worldwide, and a pipeline of hotels exceeding the number currently in operation.

As well as sitting on the Boards of all Hilton companies and joint ventures across Asia Pacific, Ton van Vilsteren was a member of the Executive Committee with overall responsibility for the region’s financial delivery across 20 countries, driving performance analysis, financial reporting, budget formulation and trading forecasts. In his new role as Group CFO of Jumeirah Group, he will assume responsibility for the financial direction, control and management of the company, sit on the Executive Committee and report to President and Group CEO Gerald Lawless.

Gerald Lawless said: “Jumeirah is entering another exciting point in its history. Not only do we have 23 hotels operating internationally today, but we have a robust pipeline of upcoming properties to open, especially in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. We welcome Ton warmly to Jumeirah and are delighted that he will help steer the company towards even greater financial success.”

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About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Bodrum, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Mallorca (Spain) and Rome in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand Venu; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurant Group Dubai; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury and lifestyle hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com

For further information please contact:
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com

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