IFK Hotel Management announces the appointment of Andrey Ionov to the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Ionov took up his new position in February, 2011. As IFK Hotel Management’s CFO and Area Financial Controller at Golden Tulip Hospitality Group Andrey Ionov has overall charge of the Financial Department and responsible for corporate financial activities and financial activities of hotels operated by IFK Hotel Management, investment and tax planning, managing of accounting etc.

Andrey Ionov is a distinguished finance professional graduated from the Higher School of Economics. Since 2008 has been working in hospitality. Before joining IFK Hotel Management Mr. Ionov worked for “Interstate Hotels & Resorts” and “GOST Hotels Management” (part of “Basic Element Holding”), where he held a position of Deputy Financial Director and led the project of “HYATT Regency Dushanbe 5*” in Tajikistan. Andrey Ionov also experienced Finance Management in such companies as  “Unact” (exclusive distributor of “Japan Tobacco Inc”), “Uralsib Financial Corporation” and “Metropolian Insurance”.

Andrey Ionov is fluent in Russian and English, takes an interest in stock market. Hobbies: soccer and hockey.

Mr. Ionov commented on his appointment: “I consider the prospects opening up before me as exceptionally challenging and fascinating. Sharing IFK Hotel Management principles and values I am ready to face with complicated tasks and contribute to our guests’ unforgettable experience”.

Philippe Brisbois, CEO of IFK Hotel Management speaks on “Golden Tulip Hospitality Group: Opportunities for development on Ukrainian hotel market” at 4th annual Hospitality Industry Forum 2011, which takes place on February 24, in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Hospitality Industry Forum is considered to be the country’s largest gathering of the industry professionals from Ukraine, CIS countries and beyond. Today when preparations for EURO 2012 are in full swing Ukraine as a host-country is working hard to meet UEFA housing requirements - to accommodate championship’s target groups by preparing 19 602 rooms in 3-5* hotels. Number of new investment opportunities and promising hotel projects to be presented this year at Hospitality Industry Forum, discussion sessions and networking with investors and hospitality experts are high on the Forum’s agenda.
Within the session “Practice of successful realization of hotel real estate projects with international hotel operators” Philippe Brisbois will be speaking about opportunities which await international hotel chains on Ukrainian market and presenting professionalhotel management services provided by IFK Hotel Management. Also Mr. Brisbois will be ready to give detailed information about Golden Tulip Hospitality Group hotel brands.
“Ukrainian hotel market is quite infant and enormously challenging at the same time.Presenting IFK Hotel Management and Golden Tulip Hospitality Group here in Kyiv we can see all the prospects and expect having efficient communication with Ukrainian colleagues”, - comments Philippe Brisbois.