FRHI Hotels & Resorts Announces Exec Appointments

FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel's parent company) has just named five senior executives to oversee its portfolio of hotels in the Asia Pacific region. Appointments include Wayne Buckingham as senior vice president, Asia Pacific; Foued El Mabrouk as vice president, operations, China; Tom Meyer, regional vice president, Asia Pacific and managing director, Fairmont Singapore and Swissotel The Samford; Shelley Perkins as vice president, human resources, Asia Pacific; and Julian Anthony as vice president, finance & business support, Asia Pacific.

Wayne Buckingham will be based in the company’s Singapore regional office and will oversee FRHI’s Asia Pacific portfolio of 23 hotels. He will play a pivotal role in helping the company achieve its long-term objectives of growing its three distinctive hotel brands, maximizing performance and building long-term value for key industry partners and owners. 

Foued El Mabrouk will oversee the operations of FRHI’s portfolio of hotels in China with a focus on performance, employee engagement and implementation of quality and standards, and will be based in the company’s Shanghai regional office.

Reporting to Wayne Buckingham, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Tom Meyer will oversee several properties in the region and will work closely with the respective hotels’ general managers on strategic and financial issues in his role as regional vice president, Asia Pacific. As managing director of Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford, he will lead the two hotels.

Shelley Perkins will lead the human resources function for FRHI Hotels & Resorts in the Asia Pacific region. She joins the company with more than 20 years of global luxury hospitality experience.

Based in the company’s Singapore regional office, Julian Anthony will work as a strategic business partner to the Asia Pacific regional operations team, providing financial leadership in achieving key performance objectives and driving growth.

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