Management Board

Management Board

Timur Sentuerk

Chief Operating Officer Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

Timur Sentuerk is responsible for delivering the Kempinski Group’s strategy within the EMEA region. In his role, he focuses on driving long-term hotel profitability through operational excellence while supporting the opening hotels in the EMEA region.

In his role, Timur oversees a vast portfolio of over 25 properties in Europe, the original home market of Kempinski the landmark Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski in Munich, the iconic Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, as well as 18 hotels in the Middle East and Africa region, a fast-growing region of strategic significance for Kempinski.

Timur is a strong hospitality leader who brings a 30-year impressive track record of delivering operational and financial performance within iconic hospitality brands including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Oberoi Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Langham Hospitality Group.

He joins Kempinski from his most recent role as Chief People Officer at Pure Data Centres Group in Dubai, a private equity-related firm where his mission was to ensure consistency and excellence in service delivery, operations, and internal management process, with a strong focus on human capital and quality. Prior to this, Timur held the position of Senior Vice President Operations at the Langham Hospitality Group where he focused on leading and optimising operations across the company’s global portfolio.

A German national with a Turkish cultural background, Timur received his early hospitality education in Germany where he got his degree in Hotel Restaurant Management.