Kirk Kinsell serves as President of The Americas at Intercontinental Hotels Group. He also serves as a Board Member at Intercontinental Hotels Group Corporate Pension. He has several years of experience in the hospitality industry, including senior franchise positions with Holiday Inn Corporation and ITT Sheraton. He joined the Group in 2002 as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer for The Americas region. He became an Executive Committee member in September 2007 and was previously President, Europe, Middle East and Africa until June 2011.