Club Med splits APAC operation into two specialised business units

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Club Med has split its Asia Pacific (APAC) operation into two specialised business units – APAC Markets and APAC Resorts.

As of 1 July, the new APAC Regional Organisation will include Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, South East Asia and the Pacific.

“Club Med is in a growth acceleration phase with the openings of three to five resorts per year,” said Club Med President Henri Giscard d’Estaing. “This significant moment in our development requires us to focus on our growth drivers – sales and marketing to drive brand preference amongst consumers, and to accelerate the opening of new resorts and strengthen the in-resort guest experience across APAC.”

Based in Shanghai, APAC Markets business unit CEO Xavier Desaulles will lead the commercial teams across Greater China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia and Pacific markets. Xavier has been CEO of the East and South Asia Pacific (ESAP) markets since 2016 and was also previously the Regional Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India and the Middle-East at the Rémy Cointreau Group.Leading the operations and development of the resorts across APAC and also based in Shanghai is APAC Resorts CEO Jean-Charles Fortoul. With over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jean-Charles has held senior leadership positions at Club Med since 2002, managing various markets across Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. 

Previously he was the VP of Operations for East and South Asia and Pacific, and VP of Sales Emerging Countries of South East Asia managing nine holiday resorts and six countries across Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Gino Andreetta, who is currently the CEO of Greater China will move to Lyon, France as of September to lead the Europe, Africa and France (EAF) Resorts as CEO. Since 2015, Gino has successfully developed Club Med’s sales and operations in the region, including opening four new resorts in Greater China.

Club Med’s resort portfolio includes Club Med Premium All-Inclusive, Club Med Joyview and Club Med Exclusive Collection resorts.