Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, Radisson Hotel Group
Inge Huijbrechts is Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications for Radisson Hotel Group – developing the Responsible Business and Safety & Security programs in the group’s 1500 hotels in operations & development in 120 countries around the world.
Together with her team, she lays out the strategy for Responsible Business from build to operations and keeps the over 100,000 employees around the world engaged in everyday Responsible Business actions. Additionally, she leads the global expert Safety & Security team to ensure all is done to welcome guests in safe and secure hotels:
Next to Think Planet – minimizing the environmental footprint– the group’s award winning Responsible Business program focuses on: Think People –always caring for employees and guests, and Think Community – community engagement and business ethics.
In May 2020, we launched the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol, a program of in-depth cleanliness, disinfection, and prevention procedures developed in partnership with SGS comprising a 20-step health and safety protocols, as well as a 10-step protocol for meetings & events.
Two of Radisson Hotel Group’s brands have won prestigious Responsible Business awards: Park Inn by Radisson has won the 2017 UNWTO Award for Innovation; Radisson Blu has won the 2017 IMEX Innovation in Sustainability Award.
Inge has a sustainability blog RE:Think on http://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/Blogs
She’s a member of the ASIS CSO Center for Leadership and Development and the chair of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance Executive Committee and of the OSAC Hotel & Lodging Sector Committee. Inge also sits on the board of Flanders Special Venues.
Before joining Radisson Hotel Group, she has held senior management roles across Europe in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sales and Business Development, working in Belgium, France, Sweden and Germany.
Inge has a Master in Science and Applied Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and an MBA in European Studies from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany.
Inge lives with her husband in Belgium. She rides horses and is a yoga teacher. From 2003 to 2007 she sailed halfway around the world in her own yacht.
Session facilitator: Corporate Sustainability Objectives – From Impacts to Opportunities for Security