Accor appoints Johny Zakhem as new chief financial officer for Middle East and Africa

Accor appoints Johny Zakhem as new chief financial officer for Middle East and Africa
Johny Zakhem
Published: 27 March 2019 - 5:13 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff

Johny Zakhem, Accor’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region has more than three decades of hospitality experience.

Zakhem has held senior finance and business support roles across Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific. Based in Dubai, he will be part of the Accor Middle East & Africa leadership team, reporting to CEO Mark Willis, as well as being a member of Accor’s Global Finance Committee in Paris.

Talking about this CEO Mark Willis said, “Johny joins at a critical time as Accor accelerates its MEA expansion. Given his hospitality finance expertise and vast experience working in several progressive operational roles, Johny is a real asset to our management team.”


Before this role, Zakhem spent the majority of his career with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), most recently as vice president operations finance for India, the Middle East & Africa, based in Dubai.

Prior to this, he spent several years in China where he provided finance and business support for over 300 properties.

Zakhem holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Business from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a UAE Chartered Accountant.

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