Exploring new growth markets: A Q&A with IHG's Karin Sheppard

Exploring new growth markets A Q&A with IHG's Karin Sheppard

Volume up for this one! Tune into this week's podcast with IHG's Karin Sheppard, Managing Director Europe where she discusses growth in European regions as well as new markets such as Russia and Turkey. The leisure segment is an increasingly competitive area which IHG are investing in right now, how are they setting themselves apart, where are those growth opportunities?

Karin Sheppard is Managing Director, Europe, responsible for driving sustainable long-term growth and the performance of its 772 hotels across the region.   
Over the course of her 19 years with IHG Hotels & Resorts, Karin has held several senior roles in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, spanning commercial, operations and brand development. Previous appointments include Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Australasia & Japan based in Sydney, Australia and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Asia, Middle East & Africa (AMEA based in Singapore. Karin is a member of IHG’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Board, chaired by IHG Hotels & Resorts’ CEO Keith Barr.   

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