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Jay Caiafa

Jay Caiafa

Jay Caiafa is Vice President, Strategy, for the Americas region of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). He was appointed to the role in April 2015.

Jay oversees the strategy, insights and delivery functions for the Americas region to support IHG’s priorities of driving growth, building preferred brands and strengthening owner preference. Jay reports to Elie Maalouf, the Americas Chief Executive Officer, and serves as a member of the Regional Operating Committee (ROC).

Jay joined IHG in 2013 as Director of Strategy, The Americas, where he played an important role in driving the strategy for several company priorities, including the Crowne Plaza repositioning, Americas Sales transformation and development of the regional business case for the Kimpton acquisition.

Prior to joining IHG, Jay was a Case Team Leader in Bain & Company’s Atlanta office and practiced law with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker LLP. He also served as CEO of a small biotech startup and prior to graduate school, served in the United States Air Force as a Pilot and squadron flight safety officer.

Jay holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.

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