Alaska Airlines has named David Oppenheim vice president of sales, responsible for strengthening and growing relationships with Alaska’s corporate travel customers. He was most recently at United Airlines, where he served as managing director responsible for the carrier’s global corporate and travel management accounts. Prior to that he was a principal with the Boston Consulting Group, working with global airlines, among other clients.


IHG, which operates multiple hotel brands, has named Karin Sheppard as managing director for Europe. Based in IHG’s global headquarters in Buckinghamshire, England, Sheppard will be responsible for driving long-term growth of IHG and the performance of its European hotels. She was most recently COO of Australia and Japan for IHG. She brings more than 15 years of IHG experience and more than 20 years of international experience across several industries.


TUI Group, the German travel conglomerate, has named Elke Reichart to the new role of chief digital officer. She had previously been vice president strategy and planning at HP’s head office in Palo Alto. Alongside her responsibility for TUI Group IT, Reichart will also take over as chief executive of subsidiary TUI InfoTec after a transition phase.


Oman Air has appointed Suleiman Al Ghannami as CFO. He most previously worked at the Oman Drydock Company, where he was finance director. Prior to that he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years, four of them in PwC’s international offices.


Hard Rock International has promoted Jeffrey Hook to executive vice president of development and marketing, responsible for the global development of properties outside the Asian continent. He was most recently senior vice president of business development and marketing for the company. His 23 years of experience in the gaming industry have included leadership positions at MGM, Boyd Gaming and Harrah’s Entertainment.