Richard Solomons

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Richard Solomons
Born Richard Leslie Solomons
(1961-10-09) 9 October 1961 (age 55)
London, England
Nationality British
Education University College School, Hampstead
Alma mater University of Manchester
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1985–present
Salary £1,148,000
Title Chief Executive, InterContinental Hotels Group
Term 2011–present
Predecessor Andy Cosslett
Successor Incumbent

Richard Leslie Solomons (born 9 October 1961) is a British businessman, currently Chief Executive of InterContinental Hotels Group[1]

Solomons is the son of a North London car dealer, and was educated at University College School, Hampstead, before studying economics at Manchester University.[2]

Solomons worked in investment banking with Hill Samuel Bank for seven years, including two years in New York. He worked for seven years in investment banking, based in London and New York. Solomons qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1985.

Solomons has been the Chief Executive of Intercontinental Hotels since 1 July 2011. He was previously Chief Financial Officer, and before that Head of Commercial Development since June 2009. Solomons joined Intercontinental Hotels in June 1992.[3]

According to The Daily Telegraph, "Solomons' long tenure at the company should make it one of the FTSE's more seamless successions".[4]

Solomons is married with three children.


  1. ^ Richard Leslie Solomons works at INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP PLC since 21 April 2005 currently as a Director -
  2. ^ "THE CITY INTERVIEW: InterContinental Hotels Group boss Richard Solomons seeks room for Asian growth". This is Money. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "intercontinental hotels group". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "InterContinental Hotels chief Richard Solomons has no time to settle into his new surroundings". The Telegraph. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2012.