Dusit International names new Chief Operating Officer
Leading Asian hospitality group Dusit International announces the appointment of Mr Lim Boon Kwee as Chief Operating Officer, effective 1 February 2016. Based in the company’s Bangkok headquarters, he oversees the operations of Dusit’s global portfolio of hotels and resorts across four continents and reports directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer, Ms Suphajee Suthumpun.
He is responsible for the financial and operational responsibilities of Dusit’s Hotel Business Unit, both at the corporate and property levels, overseeing corporate functions in Sales & Marketing, Rooms, Food & Beverage, Engineering and Technical Services, as well as supporting Development to expand the company’s global footprint.
Mr Lim joined Dusit International in March 2013 as President of Dusit Fudu Hotel Management Company Ltd., Dusit’s joint venture company based in Shanghai, China. The company currently manages four hotels and resorts in China with a further 20 projects in the pipeline from Shanghai to Sichuan Province. With this appointment, the office of the President of Dusit Fudu will be integrated with that of the Chief Operating Officer of Dusit International for better alignment between the two companies.
“With nearly 40 hotels in the pipeline to be opened over the next 5 years, strengthening the foundations for the company’s sustainable growth will be one of Mr Lim’s key focuses,” said Ms Suthumpun, Group CEO of Dusit International. “We are very pleased to have him take on this new role and are confident in the continued growth and success of Dusit International under his leadership.”
Prior to joining Dusit, Mr Lim was the Senior Vice President of Millennium and Copthorne for Asia. He possesses an impressive breadth of management experience spanning over 30 years, having worked for companies such as The Westin, the Intercontinental, Sedona Hotels International, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and New World Hotels & Resorts.
Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver, Colorado, USA in Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Nanyang Business School of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.