Rezidor has a new CEO: Federico González-Tejera succeeds Wolfgang M. Neumann
Brussels – 5 May 2017 –
The Board of Directors of the Rezidor Hotel Group today announced that it has appointed Federico González-Tejera as President & CEO of Rezidor, effective immediately. González-Tejera has resigned as Global Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Hotels Group and succeeds Wolfgang M. Neumann who has resigned as CEO of Rezidor. Neumann will remain on the Rezidor Board as a non-executive director.
Federico González-Tejera has served as Global Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Hotels Group since February 2017, and is the former Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Disneyland Paris, most recently serving as Deputy General Manager. He also worked at Procter & Gamble in Madrid, Brussels, and Stockholm, and served as Country Head of Portugal. He majored in Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received a Masters of International Trade and Finance from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
Wolfgang M. Neumann served as Rezidor’s President & CEO since January 2013. During his tenure, he implemented a turnaround plan focused on improving the group’s profitability and increasing EBITDA margins. Under his leadership, Rezidor’s EMEA network grew to 100,000+ rooms in operation or under development in more than 80 countries, with particular traction in the emerging markets, and expanded in the lifestyle select, luxury, and economy segments. He has also successfully strengthened Rezidor’s responsible business programme – the group was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in every year of his presidency.