With more than 20 years of hotel experience in various operational roles from front line through senior management and corporate positions on three continents, Markus is currently Senior Vice President, Sales & Distribution based in Paris, France.
Markus joined Accor in 2004 in Sydney before moving to Shanghai as Director of Distribution, Greater China in 2006. He was responsible for Accor distribution systems, pricing and revenue management strategy, developing cooperation with online travel agencies and developing Accor’s e-commerce strategy. In 2008, he took over regional sales offices in China and Hong Kong, opened a new sales office in Taipei, building regional business flows from the Greater China market.
Markus moved to Singapore in 2011 to take up a newly created role in charge of sales and distribution for Asia Pacific, working across 18-countries and the Accor worldwide organization. He was promoted to Vice President Sales & Distribution Asia Pacific in January 2013, before moving to Paris in January 2015. He was most recently Senior Vice President Global Sales Organization, and in November 2020 also took on the responsibility of distribution for the group.
Markus holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, and speaks English, Japanese and French.