Hilton has appointed Ansu du Plessis as Regional Commercial Director, Africa & Indian Ocean (A&IO).
A seasoned hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience in the industry, Du Plessis brings strong commercial acumen to her new role. Following a promotion within Hilton, she will be responsible for the execution of the organisation’s commercial strategy in 12 countries and across 18 hotels in A&IO.
She joined Hilton in 2017 as a Cluster Commercial Director for Hilton Cape Town, Hilton Durban, Hilton Sandton, and Hilton Windhoek. Shortly afterwards, she was promoted to Regional Revenue Director for A&IO based in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Jan van der Putten, Vice President, Operations Africa & Indian Ocean, Hilton said: “I am delighted that Ansu will be taking on the role as our new Regional Commercial Director for Africa and Indian Ocean. We are striving to develop top talent in the region across both operations and key functions. Ansu’s career is testament to her passion and dedication for hospitality and I look forward to working with her to deliver market-leading performance for our hotels.”
Du Plessis, who has a three-year Hotel Management Certificate from HITB (Wits Hotel School), said: “I am honoured and excited to take on the role of leading our commercial team within the A&IO region. This new challenge at Hilton is a great next step in my career and I look forward to working with the leadership team to deliver on the commercial strategy and grow market share.”