Charlie Langlais

Company:Accor Middle East
Position: Chief operating officer

Biography:Charlie Langlais joined France-based Accor Group in 1983 after graduating from the Hotel School in Bordeaux, France. His first posting was at the Mercure Paris Montmartre in the French capital. In 1987, he moved to Toronto, where he led the team responsible for opening the second Novotel in Canada.

From 1989 to 1995, Langlais worked as general manager at several Accor hotels in Canada and the US. In 1996, he became director of sales and marketing for Novotel North America. The following year, Langlais moved to London to take up the position of director of business for Accor Business and Leisure Hotels UK. In 2002, he was appointed managing director for Novotel and Mercure Hotels in the UK and Ireland.

In 2006, he became managing director for Mercure, Novotel and Pullman hotels in Germany. Langais took up his current position in September 2009.

Contact: (+971) 4 377 2501
Website: www.accorhotels.com