By the Caribbean Journal staff
Global travel and hospitality company Apple Leisure Group has named Alejandro Reynal as its new chief executive officer, the firm announced this week.
In what the company called a “planned transition,” Reynal will succeed Alex Zozaya in the role.
Zozaya will, in turn, serve in a full-time capacity as executive chairman and lead Apple Leisure Group’s board of directors.
Both appointments are already effective.
In the new role, Reynal will oversee the fast-growing ALG, which is made up of a collection of susbisidary companies including AMResorts, whose global portfolio has 66 resorts.
Reynal was most recently the CEO of Atento, a global customer relationship management and business process outsourcing company.
The company’s subsidiaries also include Amstar DMC, Worldstar, Apple Vacations, Travel Impressions, Cheap Caribbean and others.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Alejandro to ALG as we enter the next phase of the company’s evolution and growth,” said Zozaya. “Over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege to participate in the many stages of ALG’s exciting trajectory – from the creation of AMResorts, a leading provider of exceptional vacation experiences in Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama, to the Group’s entrance into Europe. I am confident Alejandro will drive innovation across ALG globally, execute the Group’s long-term growth strategy, and bring our vision for the future to life
Zozaya said the “long-planned” transition would keep him “actively engaged and invested in ALG.”
“We are fortunate to have an outstanding leadership team that already represents the best of the best in travel distribution, destination management, resort management and vacation club operations. I want to personally thank the ALG Executive Committee for their contributions, especially our President John Hutchinson, who has been my right hand and an invaluable resource for the past two years,” he said.