Geneva, 4 April 2022 – Overseeing from now on a fast-growing region of strategic significance for Kempinski Hotels, Timur Sentuerk has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa as well as member of the Management Board. Bringing a 30-year impressive track record of delivering operational and financial performance to his new position, Timur Sentuerk is a strong hospitality leader who has worked with iconic hospitality brands such as Langham Hospitality Group, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and others. A passionate, dynamic and entrepreneurial hotelier, his expertise spans new business development, operational excellence, and asset management while working within Asia-Pacific, Middle East, USA, and Europe.
In his career, Sentuerk has gained diverse experience across a variety of companies within the industry, including privately-owned, joint ventures, start-ups, publicly listed companies, and state-owned enterprises. This diverse background has equipped Sentuerk with the skills to promote growth among established organizations, turn around and enhance operations, and lead hotels to peak performance.
Sentuerk joins Kempinski Hotels from his most recent role as Chief People Officer at Pure Data Centres in London, a private equity funded start-up, where his mission was to ensure consistency and excellence in service delivery, operations and the internal management process, with strong focus on people and quality.
“Throughout his career, Timur Sentuerk has amassed great operational and corporate leadership experience and possesses a strong understanding of the global luxury hospitality operations and stakeholder relationships driven by his tremendous passion for people,” says Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski AG. “As we will see new hotel openings and takeovers in the EMEA region in the near future, Timur is joining us at an important point in our journey.”