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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (HLT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Gray

47 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Nassetta

54 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Jacobs

44 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Matthew Schuyler

51 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Kristin Campbell

55 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Joseph Berger

Executive Vice President & President - Americas

Ian Carter

55 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Development, Architecture and Construction

James Holthouser

57 2012 Executive Vice President - Brands & Marketing

Martin Rinck

53 Executive Vice President & President - Asia Pacific

Christopher Silcock

45 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Simon Vincent

Executive Vice President and President - Europe, Middle East & Africa

Craig Dezern

2017 Vice President - Brand Communications

Katie Fallon

Global Head of Corporate Affairs

Matt Richardson

Head of Architecture, Design & Construction

Jonathan Witter

47 2017 Chief Customer Officer

Melanie Healey

2017 Director

Zhang Ling

2017 Director

Charlene Begley

50 2017 Independent Director

Raymond Mabus

2017 Independent Director

Judith McHale

70 2013 Independent Director

John Schreiber

70 2013 Independent Director

Elizabeth Smith

53 2013 Independent Director

Douglas Steenland

66 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Gray

Mr. Jonathan D. Gray is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Gray has served as global head of real estate for The Blackstone Group L.P. (“Blackstone”) since January 2012 and a member of the board of directors of Blackstone since February 2012. He also sits on Blackstone’s management committee. Prior to being named global head of real estate at Blackstone, Mr. Gray served as a senior managing director and co-head of real estate from January 2005 to December 2011. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest private equity real estate platform in the world with over $102 billion in investor capital under management as of December 31, 2016. Mr. Gray received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a B.A. in English from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Nevada Property 1 LLC (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas) and is a board member of Invitation Homes Inc. He also serves on the board of Harlem Village Academies and Trinity School. He previously served as a board member of Brixmor Property Group Inc. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. Mr. Gray and his wife, Mindy, have established the Basser Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which focuses on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused breast and ovarian cancers.

Christopher Nassetta

Mr. Christopher J. Nassetta is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc., a position he held from May 2000 until October 2007. He joined Host in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected Chief Operating Officer in 1997. Before joining Host, Mr. Nassetta co-founded Bailey Capital Corporation, a real estate investment and advisory firm, in 1991. Prior to this, he spent seven years at The Oliver Carr Company, a commercial real estate company, where he ultimately served as Chief Development Officer. Mr. Nassetta is an Advisory Board member for the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is Vice Chairman of the Corporate Fund for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is on the boards of the International Youth Foundation and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. He is also a member of the board of directors, nominating and corporate governance committee and compensation committee of CoStar Group, Inc. He is also a member and a past Chairman of The Real Estate Roundtable, a Vice Chairman and Executive Committee member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, a member of the Economic Club of Washington, a member of Federal City Council, a member of the Steering Committee of Partners for a New Beginning, and has served in various positions at the Arlington Free Clinic. Mr. Nassetta graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with a degree in Finance.

Kevin Jacobs

Mr. Kevin J. Jacobs is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined Hilton as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy in June 2008, was elected Treasurer in May 2009, became Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff in September 2012 and assumed his current role in August 2013. Previously, from July 2007 to June 2008 he was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Prior to joining Fairmont Raffles, Mr. Jacobs spent seven years with Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations. Prior to joining Host, Mr. Jacobs held various roles in the Hospitality Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Hospitality Valuation Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and a member of the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute. He is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Matthew Schuyler

Mr. Matthew W. Schuyler is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Schuyler was previously Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital One Financial Corporation from April 2002 to June 2009. Prior to Capital One, Mr. Schuyler served as Vice President of Human Resources with Cisco Systems, Inc. and as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Global Human Resources Group. He serves on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, where he serves as chairman of the compensation committee, and is a member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees and the Business School Board of Visitors and Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Board. Mr. Schuyler holds a B.S. from Penn State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Kristin Campbell

Ms. Kristin Ann Campbell is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. She is responsible for leading Hilton’s global legal and compliance functions. Ms. Campbell also is a director of Office Depot, Inc. and a member of its audit committee. Prior to Hilton, Ms. Campbell was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc., an international office products company from May 2007 to June 2011. Before joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at the law firms Goodwin Procter LLP and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster. Ms. Campbell graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University and received a J.D. from Cornell University Law School.

Joseph Berger

Mr. Joseph (Joe) Berger is Executive Vice President & President - Americas of the Company. He is Executive Vice President & President, Americas for Hilton Worldwide. He is responsible for the operations functions of over 350 corporately managed Hilton Worldwide hotels and Hilton Grand Vacation resorts throughout North, Central and South America. Prior to his current position with Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Berger served as Co-President of LXR Luxury Resorts and Hotels where he managed the formation and growth of the enterprise for over four years. Under his direction, the company repositioned several iconic properties to create one of the most profitable resort and hotel operations in the industry. Previously he also served as President of Prime Hotels, which operated AmeriSuites, Wellsly Inns, and independent full service hotels. Earlier in his career Mr. Berger served as Managing Director of the world famous St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and previously held positions as Area Managing Director North East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as well as General Manager of both the Westin William Penn in Pittsburgh and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. He has also worked internationally both in Hotel Operations and Finance with Marriott in Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich and Warsaw.

Ian Carter

Mr. Ian Russell Carter is Executive Vice President, President - Development, Architecture and Construction of the Company. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Hilton International Co. prior to its re-acquisition by Hilton in February 2006. Prior to joining Hilton International in January 2005, Mr. Carter served as Officer and President of Black & Decker Corporation, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to Black & Decker, Mr. Carter spent more than a decade with General Electric Plastics, ultimately serving as President of General Electric Specialty Chemical. Mr. Carter serves as a non-Executive Director on the Board of Burberry Group plc, where he serves as chairman of the compensation committee, and is President of the Dame Maureen Thomas Foundation for Young People. He serves on the board of advisors of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration and on the board of directors of Visit Florida. Mr. Carter is non-executive chairman of the board of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Mr. Carter is a graduate of the University of West London, School of Business and Management, and received an honorary doctorate from the university.

James Holthouser

Mr. James E. Holthouser is Executive Vice President - Brands & Marketing of the Company. He serves as our global leader for brand management, marketing and the Honors loyalty program. Mr. Holthouser also oversees the Product Management group and the Global Brands Strategy group. The Product Management group is responsible for the development and management of products for Food & Beverage, Meetings & Events, Spa, Fitness, Guest Technology and Sustainability. The Global Brands Strategy group is responsible for developing strategies for all brand and product groups across the enterprise. With more than 25 years of experience in the lodging, restaurant and gaming industries, Mr. Holthouser has held a series of senior management positions within Hilton in the branding, franchising and marketing arenas. Most recently, he was Global Head of Full Service Brands and Global Head of Embassy Suites Hotels from June 2009 to November 2012, overseeing all aspects of brand management. From October 2005 to June 2009, Mr. Holthouser was Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Embassy Suites. From February 1999 to October 2005, Mr. Holthouser served as Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Homewood Suites by Hilton. His career with the Company began in 1989 in Market Research for Promus. Mr. Holthouser received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisville and his international M.B.A. from the American Graduate School of International Management. He received undergraduate degrees from the University of Louisville in Political Science and Foreign Languages.

Martin Rinck

Mr. Martin Rinck is Executive Vice President & President - Asia Pacific of the Company. He is responsible for the operations of over 90 trading hotels in the 18 countries across Asia Pacific, while also overseeing the company's aggressive growth plans to more than double its presence in the region in the next few years. Mr. Rinck joined Hilton Worldwide in November 2008. Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Rinck was President and Managing Director – Asia Pacific for Carlson Hotels since 2007. Prior to Carlson Hotels, Mr. Rinck was the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for The Rezidor Hotel Group, where he drove significant growth for The Rezidor Hotel Group's hotel portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Before joining The Rezidor Hotel Group, Mr. Rinck was the Chief Executive Officer of Movenpick Gastronomy International based in Switzerland, responsible for 150 restaurants worldwide. His hotel industry experience also includes 10 years with the InterContinental Hotels Group in Europe and the United States, and four years with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Indonesia. Born in Hamburg, Mr. Rinck holds an MBA from Brunel University.

Christopher Silcock

Mr. Christopher W. Silcock is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since September 2015 and oversees Revenue Management, Sales, Hilton Reservations & Customer Care, E-Commerce and Regional Marketing. Mr. Silcock previously served as our Head of Sales and Revenue Management from September 2014 and Senior Vice President Revenue Management and Online from January 2013. Prior to that he was Senior Vice President Revenue Management since March 2009. Mr. Silcock holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Studies from University of Essex and studied music prior to his hospitality career.

Simon Vincent

Mr. Simon Vincent is Executive Vice President and President - Europe, Middle East & Africa of the Company. He is responsible for almost 300 hotels across six brands with more than 47,000 team members in 49 countries. Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 100 hotels and spearheaded growth in the multi-brand proposition, which along with the core Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand includes Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and DoubleTree by Hilton. A 20-year veteran of the leisure and travel industry, Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency. He also spent 13 years at the Thomas Cook Group, latterly as Chief Operating Officer of the UK Travel Division. Vincent has extensive international experience having held a number of pan-European roles and has also worked in North America and Japan. He spent the early part of his career in International Banking with HSBC. Mr. Vincent is Chairman of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, Chair of the Hospitality Guild and is also a Trustee of the Jigsaw School, an independent day school for children on the autistic spectrum.

Craig Dezern

Mr. Craig Dezern is Vice President - Brand Communications of the Company. Prior to joining Hilton, Dezern spent more than 20 years as a communications leader at the Walt Disney Company. Most recently, Dezern led a team of more than 100 professionals driving earned, owned, social and promotional media campaigns for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a family vacation business that spans three continents and includes six world-class vacation destinations and a top-rated family cruise line. Before joining Disney, Craig was an award-winning journalist for The Orlando Sentinel , earning national accolades for feature writing, environmental reporting and public service. Prior to joining Hilton, Dezern spent more than 20 years as a communications leader at the Walt Disney Company. Most recently, Dezern led a team of more than 100 professionals driving earned, owned, social and promotional media campaigns for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, a family vacation business that spans three continents and includes six world-class vacation destinations and a top-rated family cruise line. Before joining Disney, Craig was an award-winning journalist for The Orlando Sentinel , earning national accolades for feature writing, environmental reporting and public service.

Katie Fallon

Ms. Katie Beirne Fallon is Global Head of Corporate Affairs of the Company. She is responsible for managing the company’s communications, government relations and corporate responsibility efforts. Ms. Fallon has over a decade of experience serving as a top leadership aide in the highest levels of the U.S. government. Prior to Hilton, Fallon was Senior Advisor and Director of Legislative Affairs for President Obama. As the President’s chief liaison to Congress, she played a lead role in negotiating major bipartisan legislation and improving the relationship between the White House and Congress. Before becoming the President’s chief liaison to the Hill, Fallon served as his Deputy Communications Director at the White House where she devised and executed communications strategies for the President to promote his economic agenda across the country. From 2011 until May 2013, Fallon was the Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center in the U.S. Congress. Fallon’s other roles in government and politics include Legislative Director to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Deputy Staff Director of the Joint Economic Committee and Policy Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Fallon graduated from the University of Notre Dame and pursued two Masters degrees in politics in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar.

Matt Richardson

Mr. Matt Richardson is Head of Architecture, Design & Construction of the Company. He oversees the company's global efforts regarding new build projects, capital improvements, technical advisory services, interior design and construction. Mr. Richardson joined Hilton Worldwide in 2008. Previously, Mr. Richardson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., where he oversaw all of the company's design and construction activities. Prior to Host Hotels & Resorts, he held various positions with Carr America Realty Corporation. Mr. Richardson serves on the Boards of the University of Virginia Foundation and the McLean Youth Soccer Association. Mr. Richardson received a Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and his Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

Jonathan Witter

Mr. Jonathan (Jon) Witter is Chief Customer Officer of the Company. He has extensive background in these functional areas, most recently serving as President of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Financial Corporation. Before Capital One, Witter served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Morgan Stanley Private Bank and Executive Vice President, Head of General Bank Distribution at Wachovia Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked in consulting at McKinsey & Co. and Deloitte & Touche. Witter received a Master's degree in Business Administration with distinction from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.

Melanie Healey

Zhang Ling

Charlene Begley

Ms. Charlene T. Begley is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Begley served in various capacities at General Electric Company from 1988 through 2013. Most recently, she served in a dual role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as well as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE’s Home and Business Solutions business from January 2010 through December 2013. Ms. Begley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Enterprise Solutions from August 2007 through December 2009. During her career at GE, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Plastics and GE Transportation, led GE’s Corporate Audit staff and served as the Chief Financial Officer for GE Transportation and GE Plastics Europe and India. Ms. Begley currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee of Nasdaq, Inc., and as a director and member of the audit and nominating committees of Red Hat, Inc. and WPP plc.

Raymond Mabus

Judith McHale

Ms. Judith A. McHale is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McHale has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cane Investments, LLC since August 2011. From May 2009 to July 2011, Ms. McHale served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of State. From 2006 to March 2009, Ms. McHale served as a Managing Partner in the formation of GEF/ Africa Growth Fund. Prior to that, Ms. McHale served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications. Ms. McHale currently serves on the board of directors of Ralph Lauren Corporation, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. and Viacom, Inc. Ms. McHale graduated from the University of Nottingham in England and Fordham University School of Law.

John Schreiber

Mr. John G. Schreiber is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schreiber is the President of Centaur Capital Partners, his family investment office, and a retired Partner and Co-Founder of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors (BREA). As Co-Chairman of the BREA Investment Committee, Mr. Schreiber oversaw all Blackstone real estate investments from 1992 to 2015. During that time, Blackstone invested over $75 billion of equity in a wide variety of real estate transactions. Mr. Schreiber is a past board member of Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., The Rouse Company, AMLI Residential Properties Trust, General Growth Properties, Inc., Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. and Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. He currently serves on the board of JMB Realty Corp., Brixmor Property Group Inc. and Invitation Homes Inc. and is a director/trustee of a number of mutual funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates and a Trustee of Loyola University of Chicago. Mr. Schreiber graduated from Loyola University of Chicago and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Elizabeth Smith

Ms. Elizabeth A. Smith is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Smith has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. since January 2012 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and a Director since November 2009. From September 2007 to October 2009, Ms. Smith was President of Avon Products, Inc., a global beauty products company, and was responsible for its worldwide product-to-market processes, infrastructure and systems, including Global Brand Marketing, Global Sales, Global Supply Chain and Global Information Technology. In January 2005, Ms. Smith joined Avon Products, Inc. as President, Global Brand, and was given the additional role of leading Avon North America in August 2005. From September 1990 to November 2004, Ms. Smith worked in various capacities at Kraft Foods Inc. Ms. Smith currently serves on the board of directors of U.S. Fund for UNICEF and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (Tampa, Florida). Ms. Smith served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee member of Staples, Inc. from September 2008 to June 2014. Ms. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Douglas Steenland

Mr. Douglas M. Steenland is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Steenland worked for Northwest Airlines Corporation from September 1991 to October 2008, serving as Chief Executive Officer from April 2004 to October 2008 and as President from February 2001 to April 2004. During his tenure at Northwest Airlines, he also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Steenland retired from Northwest Airlines upon its merger with Delta Air Lines, Inc. Prior to his time at Northwest Airlines, Mr. Steenland was a senior partner at a Washington, D.C. law firm that is now part of DLA Piper. Mr. Steenland is currently chairman of the board of directors of American International Group, Inc.; chairman of the board of directors of Travelport Worldwide Limited, where he also serves on the nominating and corporate governance committee; and chairman of the board of Performance Food Group Company, where he also serves on the audit committee. In the past five years, Mr. Steenland also served as a director of Digital River, Inc. Mr. Steenland received a B.A. from Calvin College and is a graduate from The George Washington University Law School.