Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) has named Peter Papadimitropoulos, known as "Mr. Papas'", as its new group chief executive officer.
Taking over from Tony Potter, who left M&C last year, Mr Papas will join the board on 1 March, after relocating to London from South Africa.
Previously Mr Papas was a non-executive director at Peermont Global a listed company which operates hotels, resorts, convention centres and casinos.
He has also held corporate finance roles with JP Morgan and ING Barings SA and Aquila Growth Limited, a listed private equity and venture capital fund listed
Kwek Leng Beng, chairman of M&C, said: "Peter's joins a strong management team and his broad experience will be invaluable to the group as it continues to expand its operations. I am confident that Peter will make a considerable contribution to the group's future growth."
By Emily Manson