Elevating more women to leadership roles, ibis – a smart economy brand from the Accor stable, welcomes Sheryl de Sa as the General Manager of ibis Pune Hinjewadi.
With two decades of experience in various roles, Sheryl will lead the hotel’s overall management and operations in this role. A seasoned hospitality professional, Sheryl has worked across key properties of Accor Group including Novotel Goa and ibis Styles Goa Calangute.
Commenting on Sheryl De Sa’s appointment, Sylvain Laroche, Director of Operations, ibis & ibis Styles, India said, “It is a pleasure to have Sheryl on board as the new General Manager at ibis Pune Hinjewadi. Accor believes in promoting diversity within the organisation through ‘RiiSE’, Accor’s global network in support of gender equality and diversity. With the focus on driving collective performance and sharing of knowledge through a mentoring program, it elevates female talent to positions of responsibility and combats discrimination or biases.”
He continued, “Sheryl is the fourth female General Manager in the ibis India network and I am certain that with her experience and understanding of this ever-changing industry, she will take ibis Pune Hinjewadi to greater heights in her new role.”
Commenting on her appointment, Sheryl de Sa said, “I am excited about this new opportunity. My journey with Accor has been gratifying and I value the management at Accor and Interglobe Hotels for their continued support and trust in me. I believe that organizations with a significant representation of women on board regularly outperform those with more homogenous leadership. With Accor’s values and commitment towards customer satisfaction and experience, I am excited to join ibis and look forward to working with a young and dynamic team at ibis Pune Hinjewadi.”
Sheryl de Sa has been associated with Accor for over 6 years and started her journey as the Associate Director of Sales for Novotel Goa Resort, a 270 room complex hotel. She also played an instrumental part in setting up and positioning the first ibis Styles hotel in India – ‘ibis Styles Goa Calangute’, as the Director of Sales & Marketing for the property and went on to become the Director of Rooms.
Sheryl is a proud mother of two boys. She is an avid reader and a music lover true to her Goan roots.
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