Abercrombie & Kent Group has appointed experienced hospitality leader Michael Wale as its new president and chief executive officer.
Currently based in Dubai, Wale will move to Monaco to take up the new role, effective 1 October.
He joins the global luxury travel company from Kerzner International, owner of the Atlantis and One&Only Resorts brands, where he was chief executive.
Before joining Kerzner, Wale’s career spanned almost 40 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, including as president for Europe, Africa & Middle East, where he oversaw the operations of 250 hotels and resorts across its 10 brands in 60 countries.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Abercrombie & Kent at this pivotal time in the company’s history,” said Wale. “I have travelled with A&K before and understand its distinctive approach to luxury experiential travel.”
Founded by Geoffrey Kent and his parents in 1962, A&K now has 55 on-site offices in more than 30 countries, but operates trips in 100. Kent remains in place as co-chairman of A&K.