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Dr. Peter Fiedler appointed Chief Financial Officer Kempinski Hotels

20 October 2020
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Geneva, 20 October 2020 – Kempinski Hotels has appointed Dr. Peter Fiedler as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Kempinski Management Board. In this position, Dr. Peter Fiedler will be playing a crucial role in overseeing the financial function and performance of the luxury hotel group and will be in charge of Corporate and Hotel Finance, Managing of Financial Resources, Loss Prevention, Compliance as well as Internal Audit among others.

Dr. Fiedler brings with him more than 40 years of experience in Finance and Controlling and has been focusing on business consulting, investment and board assignments on various hotel development and management projects in the last decade.

From 1982 to 1998 he has been associated with Daimler-Benz Group achieving detailed knowledge and skills of a leading industrial group while evolving from a Manager to a Senior Vice President in different functions in the finance and controlling business. In 1998, he joined Bayerische Braustiftung Josef Schörghuber & Co. Holding KG Munich as a Senior Vice President, Head of Group Finance Department and Holding Council. In 2001 he moved to Bavaria International Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG as Managing Director and CFO while meantime also becoming a Member of the Executive Board with Brau Holding International GmbH & Co. KGaA. Moreover, from 1998 to 2008 he has also been associated with Schörghuber Group Munich, occupying multiple executive mandates within the group.

“I am very happy we were able to win Dr. Peter Fiedler for the demanding position of our Chief Financial Officer”, says Martin R. Smura, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board Kempinski Hotels. “With his wealth of experience and profound knowledge and network in the hospitality industry he is the right fit to lead the comprehensive financial tasks and strategies as we move forward.”

Dr. Fiedler holds a Doctorate Degree in Law and has an extensive corporate legal background.


About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 78 five-star hotels and residences in 34 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.


Media contact:
Eva-Maria Panzer • Senior Director Corporate Public Relations
Kempinski Hotels SA • 28, boulevard du Pont-d‘Arve • 1205 Geneva • Switzerland
Tel +41 22 809 5170