Accor MEA Names Daniel Karbownik VP of Operations for Sub-Saharan Africa

Daniel Karbownik

ACCOR MEA APPOINTS DANIEL KARBOWNIK AS VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, LEVERAGING HIS EXTENSIVE HOSPITALITY EXPERIENCE. KARBOWNIK’S LEADERSHIP PROMISES TO RESHAPE ACCOR’S FOOTPRINT, OVERSEEING DIVERSE HOTEL SEGMENTS AND DRIVING REGIONAL GROWTH.

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Accor Middle East and Africa proudly announces Daniel Karbownik’s promotion to Vice President of Operations, with a focus on the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Effective November 1, 2023, Karbownik brings his three-decade expertise to elevate Accor’s Premium, Mid-range, and Economy brands.

Daniel Karbownik’s Strategic Leadership: Expanding Accor’s Reach in Sub-Saharan Africa

Daniel Karbownik, with a remarkable 30-year career in global tourism and hospitality, steps into his new role. His journey began in 1987 with Club Méditerranée, leading to notable positions in North and West Africa. His 12-year stint at Accor showcases a consistent drive for challenges, notably propelling regional growth in West and Central Africa.

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In a strategic move, Karbownik widens his operational oversight to include all Sub-Saharan Africa hotels. From luxury to economy segments, his leadership will shape Accor’s footprint across the diverse hospitality landscape. Stationed in Abidjan, he collaborates closely with Jonathan Sheard, Senior VP of Operations for Accor MEA.

Under the guidance of Jonathan Sheard, Senior VP of Operations for Accor MEA, Karbownik is poised to steer the operational teams towards new heights. His extensive experience and dynamic leadership promise to infuse fresh energy into Accor’s Middle East, Africa, and Turkey operations.

Daniel Karbownik’s journey within Accor commenced in 2010, marking a significant chapter in the group’s narrative. From managing luxury brands in South Morocco to overseeing AccorHotels Luxury in Senegal and Ivory Coast, he brings a wealth of experience to his new role as VP of Operations.

Karbownik’s 2019 appointment as General Manager for Accor in West and Central Africa played a pivotal role in advancing the group’s regional growth. Now, as Vice President of Operations, his leadership will leave an indelible mark on Accor’s presence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Daniel Karbownik’s impact on Accor’s future is undeniable. His strategic vision and operational prowess position him as a key player in shaping the hospitality landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accor MEA looks forward to a new era of growth under his capable leadership.

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