Deutsche Hospitality appoints Ulrich Bensel as Chief Human Resources Officer

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Published on 02/02/21 - Updated on 17/03/22

Ulrich Bensel (CHRO)

Ulrich Bensel has been appointed to the new position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) with immediate effect, with this nomination Mr. Bensel completes the hotel group’s new C-level management structure below the Executive Board.

In his capacity as CHRO, Mr. Bensel will head up People Management & HR Operations, People & Organisational Development and HR Recruiting & Employer Branding. He will report directly to Dr. Ulrich Johannwille, CFO and Board Member with responsibility for Human Resources at Deutsche Hospitality.

Staff are one of the main success factors in a company such as Deutsche Hospitality,

We have implemented a strategic strengthening of our central corporate functions in order to be able to continue to shape the global development of the organisation as effective and agile as possible during these highly dynamic times. Ulrich Bensel has been helping to usher in the change process since he took on the role of VP Human Resources in 2019. His proven expertise is a result of many years of leadership experience in the fields of change and digital transformation.

Dr. Ulrich Johannwille

The new C-level management tier at Deutsche Hospitality makes up a newly formed Executive Committee alongside the Management Board itself and the Divisional Heads of Brand Strategy & Business Innovations, Corporate Communications, Corporate Strategy & Openings, Finance & Accounting and Group Controlling. From now on, the function of the Executive Committee will be to ensure quick decision making and uniform implementation of company strategy.

47-year old Ulrich Bensel joined Deutsche Hospitality as Vice President of Group Human Resources in 2019. He is a lawyer who has spent the last 20 years assisting companies and staff in various industries with the organisational development required to make the digital shift. 

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