H World, Deutsche Hospitality's main shareholder, has recently made important management changes to strengthen its international business division. Oliver Bonke, current CEO of Deutsche Hospitality, has been appointed CEO of H World International, while Choon Wah Wong has joined the company as Managing Director of Steigenberger Hotels GmbH/Deutsche Hospitality and Executive Vice President Finance of H World International.
These strategic appointments are designed to boost the company's growth and commercial success beyond its core market of China, and to expand its presence in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Oliver Bonke, a seasoned executive with in-depth industry knowledge, has taken on the role of CEO of H World International in addition to his current responsibilities as CEO of Deutsche Hospitality. With a focus on growth and commercial success, Mr. Bonke will lead Deutsche Hospitality's expansion efforts in regions outside China, building on the strong foundations already established in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
"I'm delighted to be joining our management team to drive H World International's growth strategy outside China. I have known Choon Wah for many years and have always respected his personal values and great expertise. The addition of a leader of Choon Wah's calibre to the team is a great victory for us. We are making great strides towards building an organization that draws on unique strengths to realize our ambitions. Digital leadership, engaging brands, operational excellence, win-win relationships with owners, and the right team and values set us apart." - Oliver Bonke, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality and H World International
Choon Wah Wong
Choon Wah Wong, an accomplished professional with a wealth of international and strategic experience in investment, finance and asset management, has been appointed Managing Director of Steigenberger Hotels GmbH/Deutsche Hospitality and Executive Vice President Finance of H World International. Wong, a Singaporean national, joins the company from Shangri-La International Pte Ltd in London, where he held a key role as co-head of the Middle East, Europe, India and America region. His responsibilities included the operation of luxury hotels, investment and asset management, as well as the development and execution of a global corporate growth plan.
Choon Wah Wong brings over 20 years' experience in the private real estate investment sector, having held senior positions in renowned organizations such as Standard Life Investments, Partners Group and APG Asset Management. He has worked in leading global financial centers, including Singapore, Hong Kong and China, providing investment and asset management expertise. Mr. Wong holds an engineering degree from the prestigious University of Cambridge, attesting to his strong academic background.
Positive outlook for Deutsche Hospitality
The appointment of Oliver Bonke as CEO of H World International, combined with the rich international experience of Choon Wah Wong, should have a positive impact on the future success of Deutsche Hospitality.
"As we lead Deutsche Hospitality into a successful future, we are fortunate to combine Oliver's extensive industry knowledge, leadership and cross-cultural capabilities with Choon Wah's strong international and strategic experience in investment, finance and asset management." - Wilhelm Bender, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Hospitality.