Ranjay Radhakrishnan Appointed Chief Human Resources Officer

ATLANTA—InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Ranjay Radhakrishnan as chief human resources officer.

Radhakrishnan will join the company on Dec. 1 and will become a member of IHG’s executive committee, replacing Tracy Robbins who stepped down from the role in January.

Radhakrishnan joins IHG from Unilever, where he has spent 23 years in a range of senior leadership roles at global, regional and country levels. He is a member of Unilever’s Human Resources Leadership team and his most recent role was as EVP  Global HR (categories & market clusters), where he is responsible for leading HR for all of Unilever’s eight regions (market clusters) as well as the four global product categories, under one unified global HR leadership role.

“I am delighted to welcome Ranjay to IHG. Having worked in numerous countries and markets across all specialist areas of HR, he brings a truly global and commercial perspective to the role and will be an integral part of my executive team,” said Richard Solomons, CEO, IHG. “Our people have always played a critical role in building trust with our guests and owners. Ensuring that we continue to attract, retain and develop the very best talent in the industry is fundamental to the delivery of our strategy. I very much look forward to working with him.”

On the new role, Radhakrishnan stated: “I have great respect for IHG’s commitment to its people and for the opportunities it offers employees around the world. It is a privilege to join IHG and to play a part in shaping the future of a business where people are such a fundamentally important part of its operations.”