General Hotel Management (GHM) has moved Ilkin Ilyaszade into place as vice president of operations and pre-opening services.
He will oversee the development of up-and-coming properties such as The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang, Thailand and The Chedi Khorfakkan, UAE.
An Azerbaijani national, Ilyaszade is a seasoned Asia hand, having opened 10 hotels and resorts across Asia and the Middle East for Banyan Tree and Pan Pacific over the past 15 years.
As resort manager, he led the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay in Bali â€“ the brandâ€™s flagship and largest operation. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Banyan Tree, in the Maldives, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore.