McDonald's Europe chairman and CEO Denis Hennequin next year
will assume the chief executive position at European hotel operator Accor,
following a Tuesday vote by Accor's board of directors to remove current CEO
The board cited "strategic differences" in growth
plans. Pelisson has led the company since January 2006.
Hennequin, who joined Accor's board last year, will become
the CEO on Jan. 15, 2011.
Until that time, Pelisson will stay on as chairman of
Accor's board in a non-executive capacity.