Bernold Schroeder was confirmed as chairman of the board of Kempinski AG and CEO of the Kempinski Group earlier than expected. Mr. Schroeder had served as interim CEO in 2020 after Martin R. Smura stepped down.
The supervisory board has approved the early extension of Bernold Schroeder's term of office as chairman of the board of Kempinski AG and confirmed him in his role as CEO of the Kempinski Group. Leading the group since December 2020, Schroeder joined Kempinski in 2017 as vice chairman of the board and chief operating officer Europe. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in key growth markets at Pan Pacific Hotels (Singapore), Jin Jiang International (Shanghai) and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resort.
Kempinski has a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries.