Kempinski Appoints CEO

Martin Smura to replace Markus Semer

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Martin Smura | Kempinski Group

Martin Smura will take the helm as ceo of the Kempinski Group on July 1. He brings decades of management experience and expertise from international hotel companies on five continents. 

Most recently, Smura was the executive chairman of the board for the Dorint Hotel Group. He had a seat on the board of Azimut Hotels, Russia’s largest hotel group, and the chairmanship of the board of directors of Adlon Holding. He also spent 15 years with Intercontinental Hotels Group, among others as director of operations in East and Western Europe. 

Smura will replace Markus Semer, who held the ceo position for three years.

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