Published: 15 Feb 2008：Accor has chosen Michael Issenberg as Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Accor Asia Pacific and as a member of Accor Executive Committee effective 4 February 2008.
Issenberg will take over from David Baffsky, who has served as Chairman of Accor Asia Pacific since 1992.
"Since joining Accor in 1994, Michael Issenberg has played a pivotal role in the success of Accor´s hotel and tourism network across the Asia Pacific region, and is tasked with increasing operational results and growth of the company´s network, especially in China and India," said Gilles Pélisson, Chief Executive Officer of the Accor Group.
Baffsky is stepping down from an active executive chairman role and will now act as Honorary Chairman of Accor Asia Pacific. Baffsky will continue to assist Issenberg with key investor and government relationships, as well as being involved in many of the company´s major initiatives, including indigenous and environmental sustainability issues.