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Marcel Kleffener

Marcel Kleffner

Kempinski Hotels

Vice President Finance Europe

Marcel Kleffner is the Vice President Finance Europe for Kempinski.

Marcel Kleffener was appointed Vice President Finance for Europe at Kempinski's headquarters in Geneva in December 2019. In his new role, he will oversee the financial performance of Kempinski's European hotel portfolio and report directly to the company's Chief Financial Officer.

Marcel Kleffner has acquired a rich experience in finance over the past 20 years in various positions in the hotel industry. He began his career in 1998 at Crowne Plaza in Heidelberg, Germany, as an Accounts Receivable Clerk, followed by Accounts Payable, the Cost Controller and then the Assistant Financial Controller. He joined Swissôtel Düsseldorf / Neuss in 2001 as Assistant Financial Controller and was promoted to Financial Controller in 2004.

In 2007, he was transferred to Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts' headquarters and has continuously risen through the ranks at the last FRHI Hotels & Resorts (Swissôtel, Raffles and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts). He has been with Kempinski Hotels since his last position at Accor, where he was Director of Finance & Business Support Luxury Brands Europe since 2017.

A German national, Marcel is fluent in English and basic French. He holds a Bilanzbuchhalter certificate (chartered accountant).

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