Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that Jill Kluge
will succeed Mr. Michael Hobson when he retires as the groupís
Chief Marketing Officer on 31 December 2018.
Jill is currently
Mandarin Orientalís Group Director of Brand Communications
overseeing all aspects of the groupís corporate communications
strategies including international advertising, digital marketing,
global public relations, brand identity and corporate
Jill joined Mandarin Oriental in 1991 in Hong
Kong as Group Public Relations Manager and transferred to the
groupís corporate office in London in 2001.
Prior to joining Mandarin Oriental, she held sales and marketing positions in a variety of
international hotel brands in the UK and Asia.
James Riley, Group
Chief Executive, said, ďMichael joined Mandarin Oriental in 1994
and has played a pivotal role in the global development of the
business during the ensuing years. I would like to thank him for
his enormous contribution to the brand. Jill has been instrumental
in driving Mandarin Orientalís strong brand recognition over the
past 25 years. I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion,
and wish her every success.Ē