Sonesta Names Bob Gunkel as Chief Financial Officer

NEWTON, Massachusettes—Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced the appointment of Bob Gunkel as chief financial officer.

“We welcome Bob Gunkel to Sonesta and look forward to leveraging his 25 years of experience leading financial operations within the hospitality industry,” said John Murray, president and CEO at Sonesta. “As an accomplished financial executive at both large public and small private companies, Bob has the comprehensive experience, problem-solving and analytical skills, and strong work ethic that we believe will help fuel and sustain Sonesta’s growth.”

Gunkel has most recently been an adjunct professor of finance at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he teaches corporate finance to MBA and Master of Finance graduate students. Gunkel was previously chief financial officer for the Americas region for IHG, where he was responsible for a portfolio of 4,300 franchised, managed, owned, and joint venture hotels. In addition, Gunkel has held senior positions in asset management, financial planning and analysis, hotel development, and financial reporting.

“I am eager to join Sonesta during this period of tremendous growth,” said Gunkel. “I’m looking forward to helping refine the financial reporting infrastructure and meeting the company’s evolving business intelligence needs.”

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