Forbes Travel Guide announced a plan to significantly grow the company from evaluating and verifying luxury hospitality in 60 countries to 100 countries by the end of 2019.
As part of this growth strategy, Jerry Inzerillo has been appointed as Vice-Chairman to the Forbes Travel Guide Board of Directors and Filip Boyen joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Filip Boyen was most recently the CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which he joined in 2015 following his last role was Chief Operation Officer at Belmond.
“Jerry’s leadership and vision was a driving force in the company’s successful growth during these last four years,” said Jeff Arnold, Chairman of the Forbes Travel Guide Board of Directors. “We are delighted he will remain on the BOD and help guide our governance and strategic direction in this exciting new era of expansion [...] We are very excited to welcome Filip to the company as CEO with his valuable operational and revenue-growth expertise focusing on the development of new and expanded opportunities for our business. His extensive experience in luxury hospitality, commitment to guest service and proven track record as a global operator of luxury brands will help us to continue our growth while remaining true to our commitment of unbiased excellence at this dynamic time of globalization in the luxury market.”
The company also announced that Tony Hounshell will join the company as Executive Vice President of Finance and will be responsible for the global operations of the company’s finance and accounting divisions. Additionally, Forbes Travel Guide executives Peter Kressaty, Tom Flournoy, Amanda Frasier, Mica Hill and Marilyn Karstaedt have been promoted to Executive Vice Presidents.