AccorHotels, which recently bought home rental site onefinestay, has continued its quest to change things up by creating the role of Chief Disruption and Growth Officer, to which it has appointed “serial entrepreneur” Thibault Viort.
“As the world of tourism changes fast, AccorHotels aims to increase its agility in new businesses,” the company said.
“This new position is meant to accompany these transformations.”
In this capacity, Thibault Viort’s main missions will be to:
- Track down new opportunities of growth for the Group in order to foster the emergence of new entrepreneurs, both in and outside the Group ;
- Oversee investments or acquisitions in emerging activities ;
- Reinforce interactions with start-ups that re-invent the sector, at a time when the current networking of humanity shakes up every sector.
Viort started his first business at age 22 and has been involved in numerous startups since.