People On The MoveThe luxury hotel group strengthens its global sales leadership with three senior appointments.

Power of three take on global sales at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's Geoffrey Webb, Joanna Flint, Raphael Lanfant and Celine Du.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's Geoffrey Webb, Joanna Flint, Raphael Lanfant and Celine Du. Photo Credit: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

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 Oriental, Bangkok.

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 account revenue.

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.

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