Markus Semer’s successor as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Kempinski Group is Martin Smura. This was confirmed by the luxury hotel group today; he will take over on July 1, 2019. The group will be headed by a quite unknown person, who already made the headlines before this official company release and whose well-intentioned friends have just done him a disservice in the media. In the last few years, the German Martin Smura (50) mainly worked as member of supervisory boards and promoted his own small hotel group. He has no experience as an executive on the corporate level. CFO Colin Lubbe is leaving together with Semer, as reported. A successor for him was not named today. Bernold Schroeder will remain in his functions on the Management Board and the Board of Directors.