BWH Hotel Group appoints new President and CEO

Outgoing chief David Kong hands the reigns over to long-time colleague.

Lawrence (Larry) M. Cuculic moves from his role as BWH Hotel Group's Senior Vice President and General Counsel, to President and Chief Executive Officer, starting 1 December, 2021.
Lawrence (Larry) M. Cuculic moves from his role as BWH Hotel Group's Senior Vice President and General Counsel, to President and Chief Executive Officer, starting 1 December, 2021.

BWH Hotel Group has formally appointed Lawrence (Larry) M. Cuculic as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, starting 1 December, 2021.

Cuculic comes from his former role as the group's Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the past 12 years, and succeeds outgoing chief David Kong, who will be retiring at the end of 2021.

Prior to BWH, Cuculic served as Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Wabash National Corporation; as Vice President Legal and Corporate Secretary for American Commercial Lines, Inc.; and was a partner in law firm Gambs, Mucker & Bauman.

Ishwar Naran, Board Chairman, BWH Hotel Group said, “Larry brings tremendous experience from his prior roles, military background (with the US Army) and longstanding position within our organisation. Larry is a trusted and decisive leader whose collaborative and strategic approach will undoubtedly lead the company to even stronger financial success, driving positive growth for our hoteliers.”

Of his appointment, Cuculic particularly highlighted "the great privilege of working alongside David Kong and witnessing the remarkable impact he has made on our company and the industry as a whole".

Kong has expressed similar positive words in passing "the reigns of BWH Hotel Group to my long-term colleague".

“I have worked alongside Larry for 12 years and have been continually inspired by his thoughtful leadership and strategic thinking. Throughout his tenure, Larry has gained valuable experience through a wide range of responsibilities, including our Central Reservations and Contact Centers. He is conversant in many areas of our company and is well liked and respected throughout the organisation," said Kong.



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