Pan Pacific Hotels Group CEO Bernold Schroeder resigned Jan. 1 to pursue other interests.

The company said it expects to hire a successor by the end of next month. Gwee Lian Kheng, CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels parent UOL Group, will run the company on an interim basis.

Schroeder had been CEO of China-based Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co. before joining Pan Pacific in late 2013.

Singapore-based Pan Pacific has 19 properties (hotels and serviced apartments), according to its website. Most are in Asia.

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