Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies

  • He has been in the position of CEO at Marriott for almost nine years
  • Search for a successor

(exechange) — Bethesda, Maryland, February 16, 2021 — This news came the day after Presidents’ Day. Arne Sorenson, chief executive of Marriott, has died. Marriott announced his death on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Arne M. Sorenson has been in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Marriott International, Inc. for almost nine years.

Marriott will undertake a search for a successor.

Chaired by J.W. Marriott, Jr.

J.W. Marriott, Jr. serves as Marriott International Inc.’s Chairman.

Marriott was elected Executive Chairman effective March 31, 2012, having relinquished his position as Chief Executive Officer. He had served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its predecessors since 1972.

In the position of CEO since 2012

Arne Sorenson became CEO of the Company in 2012.

In May 2019, the company announced that Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

On February 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Sorenson would temporarily reduce his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Sorenson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott.

Sorenson became the third CEO in the Company’s history in 2012.

Before that, he served as Marriott’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

He has held a number of positions since joining Marriott in 1996, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, President of Continental European Lodging, and Senior Vice President of Business Development.

He was elected to Marriott’s Board of Directors in 2011.

He joined the Microsoft Corporation board of directors in November 2017.

He was also a member of the Business Roundtable, serving on both its Immigration and Infrastructure Committees, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council.

He served on the board of trustees for The Brookings Institution, the board of directors for the Warrior-Scholar Project and as a member of the Luther College Board of Regents.

Before he joined Marriott, Sorenson was a partner with the law firm Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.

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