Oakwood Names Industry Veteran To Lead EMEA
Oakwood, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), announced today the appointment of Ken Moore as the managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With the region experiencing significant market growth, Moore will lead Oakwood’s efforts to scale EMEA operations in order to better serve existing and emerging customer needs, and expand the business throughout the region.
“I am delighted to have Ken join the Oakwood executive team. Ken’s extensive background in hospitality management and his ability to drive customer service and expand market presence make him a great fit for leading the EMEA region. I am confident Ken will leverage his global experience spanning Europe, Asia and the Middle East to deliver on the aggressive growth plans Oakwood has set for the region,” said Chris Ahearn, chief executive officer, Oakwood.
As head of Oakwood’s regional operations, Moore will leverage his background in strategic planning and expansion to bolster business development and property acquisition.
“I am thrilled to be joining the forward-thinking and ever-advancing team at Oakwood. I have the opportunity with this role to build on the great work that Oakwood is already doing to transform the serviced apartments industry. I hope to use the experience and expertise I have gained from working across a range of leisure and hospitality companies to further develop the Oakwood brand,” said Ken Moore.
Before joining Oakwood, Moore managed leading brands in the hospitality and serviced apartments sector including Pavilion Group, Dong Du International and Le Méridien Resorts, where he guided these companies to achieving tangible change. Most recently, Moore managed the development and opening of the Shanghai Town & Country Community project and the Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur hotel.