InterContinental Hotels Group PLC announced that Ms Anne Busquet is to be appointed as an independent Non-Executive Director of IHG. She will join the IHG Board with effect from 1 March 2015.
Anne is President of independent consulting firm AMB Advisors, where she advises companies on strategy, marketing and operations. She is also Managing Director at Golden Seeds LLC, an angel investment company focused on funding high-potential, female-led businesses.
Anne currently serves on the boards of a global eCommerce solutions company, Pitney Bowes; healthcare IT solution provider MTBC; and molecular diagnostics firm Provista Diagnostics, Inc. She is also on the advisory boards of JEGI, a leading independent investment bank covering the global media, information, marketing and technology sectors; and SheSpeaks, an online outlet which inspires women to discover, influence and share new products. Anne began her career at Hilton International in Paris, before joining the American Express Company in New York, US, spending 23 years there in several executive positions. She then became Chief Executive Officer of Local and Media Services, at internet commerce conglomerate at InterActiveCorp (IAC).
Commenting on her appointment, Patrick Cescau, IHG’s Non-Executive Chairman, said: "We are delighted to welcome Anne to the IHG Board. She combines a strong background in hospitality, finance and marketing, with a wealth of knowledge in consumer-facing, branded companies, with technology and digital-commerce at their core. This impressive breadth of experience will make Anne a great addition to the Board.”
Anne will also serve on the Nomination, Audit and Corporate Responsibility Committees of the IHG Board.