Global Chief Development Officer, Accor
Gaurav Bhushan is the Global Chief Development Officer of Accor, responsible for the group’s hotel M&A and network development worldwide, reporting to CEO and Chairman Sebastien Bazin.
Accor has more than 4,800 hotels hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 3,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator through its HotelServices and HotelInvest divisions, Accor operates in 104 countries. Its portfolio comprises internationally acclaimed luxury brands including Raffles, Orient Express, Fairmont, SO, SLS, Mondrian, Delanos, Sofitel, MGallery by Sofitel, Swissôtel, 25hours, Movenpick, Banyan Tree, as well as the popular midscale and boutique brands of Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and the in-demand economy brand ibis. Accor opened over 590 hotels in 2018 and has an active pipeline of over 1130 hotels and 201,000 rooms. Accor opens more than one hotel every other day somewhere in the world.
Gaurav began his career with Accor in 1995 in Australia, Where he held various posts in operations and finance. From 2006 he headed the Asia Pacific development teams. He was promoted to Global Chief Development Officer role in July 2015.
Gaurav has an MBA from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia.