SINGAPORE, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Aman Group, the holding company of the international luxury resort collection Amanresorts, announces that its visionary founder, Adrian Zecha, has decided to step down from his position as Chairman and CEO.
Johan Eliasch, a global business leader with extensive brand-building expertise, has been appointed Chairman of the Aman Group and Vladislav Doronin, a world-class developer of high-end residential and commercial properties and the lead investor, has been appointed CEO.
"We are grateful for Adrian Zecha's outstanding achievements and we are committed to extending his legacy to build on Amanresorts' foundation as a luxury global resort brand," Johan Eliasch said. "As someone who is very familiar with the distinctive Aman experience, I am excited to take on this role as Chairman."
The Group's new CEO, Vladislav Doronin said, "The Aman Group's philosophy is to immerse guests in a unique and personal experience. We intend to preserve the spirit of Aman while growing the brand through future strategic development opportunities including exotic locations for which the brand is well-known as well as into major metropolitan destinations. As lead investor and CEO, I am dedicated to ensuring that the organization has the necessary resources to sustain and enhance its position as an industry pioneer. The future holds great promise for this iconic brand."
Plans are in progress with the new management team to invest in the company's existing infrastructure and capabilities to support the passionate Aman team in facilitating the consistent level of excellence that guides the evolution of the brand.
Founded in 1988, Aman Group operates 26 luxury resort properties under the Aman brand in 18 countries. Each of its one-of-a-kind properties features locally-sourced materials, reflecting the resort's natural surroundings and the traditions of local cultures in Thailand, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Turks & Caicos Islands, USA, and Vietnam.
About Johan Eliasch
Johan Eliasch is the Chairman and CEO of Head N.V., the global sporting goods group, and is the former Special Representative of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is Chairman of Equity Partners, Cool Earth, and London Films and a Non-Executive Director of CV Starr Underwriting Agents. He is the President of Global Strategy Forum, a trustee of Kew Foundation, a member of the Mayors of London's and Rome's Business Advisory Councils and an advisory board member of the Centre for Social Justice.
About Vladislav Doronin
Vladislav Doronin is a world-class property developer who is the Chairman and Founder of Capital Group, which he started 21 years ago and built into one of the most successful property development companies in Russia. Capital Group's portfolio comprises over 70 major projects with a total area of over 70 million square feet or 7 million square meters, including some of the most significant buildings in present-day Moscow: business centers, hotels, residential, retail and mixed-use complexes.
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SOURCE: Aman Group