The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has boosted its global sales leadership team with a trio of key appointments.
Raphael Lanfant joins from Alibaba in a newly created position as the
hotel group's global VP channel sales, responsible for overseeing the
global revenue growth and the effectiveness of the newly formed global
channel sales and distribution organisation.
A French/Australian national, Lanfant has 20 years of experience in
travel related businesses, including commercial and distribution
leadership roles for Expedia Group. He is based in Singapore.
Geoffrey Webb has been appointed VP global sales partners and will
oversee the five regional sales hubs responsible for driving revenue
from global travel agencies and tour operators. Webb joined the group in
2019 as director of commercial strategy for its flagship Mandarin
An Australian national over three decades of operations and luxury
hospitality experience in Australia, Canada, Middle East, the US and
Thailand, Webb will be relocating to London.
The group's VP regional sales, APAC, Celine Du has been appointed VP
global industry partners, responsible for global corporate and key
Du first joined the group in 2015 as VP sales & marketing,
Greater China. A Chinese national with 25 years of experience in luxury
hospitality, Du is based in Hong Kong.
Raphael Lanfant will report directly to group chief commercial officer Joanna Flint, with Webb and Du reporting to Lanfant.