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Pan Pacific Hotels Group appoints Andreas Sungaimin as Senior Vice President, Human Capital & Development

Published Date: 20 February 2014

Andreas will drive the development of the Group’s global leadership talent and capability as the company prepares to welcome over 600 new associates with three openings by the end of next year.

Singapore, 20 February 2014 – Pan Pacific Hotels Group has appointed Andreas Sungaimin as Senior Vice President, Human Capital & Development.

Andreas SungaiminBased at the corporate headquarters in Singapore, Andreas will lead the Human Capital & Development team to focus on Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s leadership talent and capability development as the Group expands its global portfolio under its “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL brands. Andreas will also be responsible for enhancing employee engagement and service excellence standards across the Group’s 38 hotels, resorts and serviced suites in Asia, Oceania and North America.

Andreas joins Pan Pacific Hotels Group with more than 30 years of Human Resources experience in the hospitality industry as well as from private and public sector organisations in Asia Pacific, Middle East and North America.

Prior to his appointment, Andreas was Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Raffles Hotels & Resorts for six years. During this time, he successfully drove the company’s employee engagement as well as talent acquisition, development and retention strategies, and led the refinement of the Raffles service culture.

Andreas has previously held senior management positions in Human Resources with Hilton, The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Group and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Early in his career, he also served as a Principal Consultant in the areas of Human Resources, Change Management and Organisational Design for PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting, Asia Pacific.

At present, Pan Pacific Hotels Group employs some 6,600 associates across over 30 “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL hotels, resorts and serviced suites in Asia, Oceania and North America.

By the end of next year, the Group expects to welcome more than 600 new associates with the opening of PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar (2014), Pan Pacific Hotel and Serviced Suites Tianjin in China (2014) and PARKROYAL Rainbow Hills Bogor Resort in Indonesia (2015).

“Pan Pacific Hotels Group recognises that our associates are at the heart of our success and is fully committed to building a talented, dynamic and cohesive work force, which will be the anchor that powers the realisation of the Group’s expansion ambitions across Asia Pacific,” says Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group.

“We are delighted to welcome Andreas on board and are excited about the contributions he will bring to the Group. Most significantly, Andreas will help take our performance capabilities and service standards to the next level, which will further distinguish Pan Pacific Hotels Group as a trusted hospitality brand for our customers and partners, and as an employer of choice for prospective job seekers.”

In 2013, Pan Pacific Hotels Group was named among the top 20 Employer Brands in Singapore for the second consecutive year at the annual Randstad Award. The ranking is based on a quantitative online survey of 4,500 respondents about the perceived attractiveness of 75 of the largest (by employee numbers) companies in the country.

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About Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties. Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or manages over 30 hotels, resorts and serviced suites with over 10,000 rooms including those under development in Asia, Oceania and North America. The Group comprises two acclaimed brands: “Pan Pacific” and PARKROYAL. “Pan Pacific” is a leading brand in Asia and the Pacific Rim with hotels offering premium accommodations and services. PARKROYAL is a collection of comfortable leisure and business hotels and resorts located in the heart of cities and interesting locales across Asia Pacific. For more information, visit pphg.com.

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Priscilla Teo
Manager, Corporate Communications
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