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Chema Basterrechea

Chema Basterrechea

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), Radisson Hotel Group (EMEA)

Executive Bio

Chema Basterrechea serves as the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at the Radisson Hotel Group (EMEA), reporting directly to Federico J. González, President and CEO of Radisson Hospitality AB and Chairman of the Global Steering Committee of the Radisson Hotel Group.

Basterrechea is responsible for all operational matters across EMEA. The five geographical areas of RHG EMEA report to him, which include: Nordics and Baltics; UK, Ireland and Western Europe; Central and Southern Europe; Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey; Middle East and Africa. Moreover, the following departments are under his area of leadership: Operations, Franchising, Food & Beverage, Asset Management, Safety & Security, and the Commercial teams of Revenue Management, Sales, E-commerce and Marketing.

He has more than two decades of successful experience providing strategic and operational leadership in the hospitality industry. As former Chief Operating Officer of NH Hotel Group and Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group Italia, he brings a strong track record of performance in turnaround and fast-paced organizations. His keen insights, team approach and strong customer-centric philosophy drive organizational improvements and best practices implementation. 

Basterrechea is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, and holds a master’s degree in business finance from the University of Wisconsin in the U.S. and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Oviedo in Spain. He also is a graduate of the London Business School’s Senior Executive Program, IESE Business School of Madrid and Dublin City University.

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