Bernold Schroeder leads Kempinski as Group Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of Kempinski AG. He is responsible for setting the overall strategy and directing the management of Europe’s pioneering independent luxury hotelier.
Bernold Schroeder is deeply dedicated to the art of carefully crafted guest experiences and firmly committed to Kempinski’s heritage and values. In his pursuit of long-term growth and profitability, he focuses on further enhancing the delivery of Kempinski’s brand promise to guests, property owners, investors and employees.
It is his ambition to distinguish Kempinski by extraordinary guest experiences, through empowered and highly dedicated employees, a profound understanding of property owner requirements and by delivering value to all stakeholders.
Mr. Schroeder joined Kempinski in 2017 as Vice Chairman of the Management Board and Chief Operating Officer Europe, in charge of overseeing a region of critical importance. Driving operational and financial performance, he served in this position until his promotion to his current roles in December 2020.
Previously, the German national held senior management positions in key growth markets with Pan Pacific Hotels (Singapore), Jin Jiang International (Shanghai) and Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. With over three decades of experience in the international hotel industry, he draws on exceptional entrepreneurial and operational leadership skills that combine an astute understanding of a global best-in-class service approach with a sensitivity to the art of luxury and an acumen for managing successful stakeholder relationships.
Bernold Schroeder received his early hospitality education in Germany and later completed executive programs with Cornell University and Stanford University-National University of Singapore.