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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy joins Accor board of directors

21 February 2017 by
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy joins Accor board of directors

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has joined AccorHotel's board of directors as an independent director, succeeding Nadra Moussalem.

Moussalem resigned as director following Colony Capital's decision to sell its shareholding in Accor.

Sarkozy will take over from him for the remainder of his term from today, and chair the company's newly set up international strategy committee. The committee will focus on the development of Accor's network and brand portfolio throughout the world, as well as on the promotion of French tourism.

Sarkozy said: "I am glad to contribute to the development and the international reach of AccorHotels, one of France's flagship companies. The success of the Group as well as the quality of its management are outstanding assets, shaping AccorHotels into one of the leading showcases of the French economic landscape."

Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, added: "The board welcomes this new appointment. The international expertise of Nicolas Sarkozy and his perfect knowledge of geopolitical issues are tremendous assets for the Group."

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