ONE of the region’s highest profile hoteliers, Patrick Imbardelli, has quit his job as chief executive of the InterContinental Hotel in Asia Pacific after being found out for lying on his CV.

Times Online reported that  Imbardelli, who joined IHG in 2000, told the company he had three university degrees – a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University in Australia and a Bachelor of Sciences and a Masters from Cornell University in America.

But an internal review by IHG, which wanted to promote Imbardelli to its board, revealed he had none of these qualifications. "While he attended classes at the universities, he did not graduate," an IHG spokesman said.

Tony South, currently the senior vice-president of development and asset management for Asia Pacific at IHG, becomes the acting chief executive with immediate effect.
June 15, 2007

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