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Oliver Bonke named Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Europe, Africa and Middle East

Oliver Bonke has been named Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Assuming responsibilities on July 1st, Oliver will lead the sales and marketing organization, overseeing global sales, brand marketing, revenue management, external communication, online marketing, creative services and customer contact center functions of the Europe, Africa and Middle East Division (EAME) of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Oliver back to Europe. He has demonstrated excellent sales and marketing leadership in Asia Pacific and as Chief Marketing Officer for our ArabellaSheraton group of hotels in Europe over the past seven years. His exceptional strengths in sales and marketing, as well as his extensive experience with major business and leisure operators and partners around the world, make him an excellent choice to lead Starwood’s marketing effort to position and expand our brands in this part of the world. “said Roeland Vos, President Europe, Africa and Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts”.

Prior to this new role, Oliver was Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Starwood in the Asia Pacific Division for four years and Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer of ArabellaSheraton Joint Venture between Starwood and Schorghuber Group in Europe. He has been with Starwood since 1989 and has progressed his career through a number of sales & marketing assignments, including Director of Sales & Marketing at Sheraton Key West, Florida, Vice President, Sales & Product Development for The Luxury Collection based in White Plains and Director of Sales & Marketing of the ArabellaSheraton Joint Venture based in Munich, Germany.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program, Oliver is fluent in English and German, and has a BA in Business Administration and Sociology from Loyola University in New Orleans.