The company’s former chief operating officer will assume his new role on 1 July
Belmond has promoted Dan Ruff to the role of CEO, effective 1 July.
Ruff succeeds Roeland Vos, who has helmed the company for the past eight years.
Vos, who will continue in his role as chairman of the board of Belmond Ltd, said: “I’m very pleased to hand over the reins of the company to Dan Ruff. He will provide continuity in the journey for excellence that Belmond is on whilst pushing boundaries. I am convinced that he will succeed in taking the team and the brand to the next level.”
Prior to joining Belmond, Ruff held senior roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Wyndham Hotel Group across operations, asset management and mergers and acquisitions and served on the Supervisory Board of Design Hotels AG.
At Belmond, he led the company’s strategic focus on operational, commercial and property performance for the past five years, guiding the teams through the challenges of the pandemic.
Ruff said: “I’m truly honoured to become CEO of this extraordinary company, with its passionate and genuine people, and legendary properties. Together, we will continue to strive to offer incomparable travel experiences to our guests and become the world’s most desirable luxury travel brand.”
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