Five-star hotel, Corinthia London, has announced the appointment of Stephane Trycionka, as director of sales & marketing. With 11 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, Stephane joins from his role as director of sales & marketing at the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco, where he was responsible for improving the performance and global exposure of the hotel. He has worked for a number of other prestigious hotels, including the Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere, The Oetker Collection & Le Bristol, Hotels Plaza Athenee & Le Meurice. Stephane also has extensive experience in communications. He worked as internal communications manager at YSL Beaute in France, the perfume and cosmetic division of the Gucci, today part of L’Oreal.
West London law firm IBB Solicitors has expanded its corporate and commercial teams with the addition of two partner hires. Richard Devall, an employment law and business immigration specialist, joins from Pitmans LLP as a partner in the firm’s employment team, while Adam Dowdney joins from Shoosmiths, as a partner in the corporate and commercial team. Richard joins a growing employment team and brings a particular specialism in business immigration work. He has sector expertise in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, defence and security and he has particular experience with companies planning inward investment into the UK. Adam will strengthen the existing corporate and commercial offering and develop new M&A opportunities within the market. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of corporate and corporate finance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts and buy-ins, private equity transactions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements. Adam has advised on numerous large and complex corporate transactions across a broad range of sectors, with particular expertise in the technology, automotive, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.
John Allwood has been appointed as independent non-executive chairman of IMImobile, a global mobile customer engagement software and services company. John has held the position of senior independent director since IMImobile was listed in June 2014. He is also a non-executive director of TalkTalk Telecom and independent non-executive chairman of Adgorithms. Vishwanath Alluri, founder of the company, will step down from the role of non-executive chairman, but will remain as non-executive director.
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