Voyages-SNCF Technologies managing director Gilles de Richemond has joined AccorHotels as chief information officer.

He ran the group’s technical division and SNCF’s Digital Factory, since 2012.

AccorHotels’ chief digital officer Maud Bailly said: “We are very happy that Gilles has agreed to join us.

“Amid AccorHotels’ technological and cultural transformation, he will bring his extensive knowledge of the digital world, spanning the strategic, technological and managerial aspects.”