President and CEO, Marriott International, Inc.
Arne M. Sorenson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc., a global leading lodging company with more than 4,400 lodging properties in 81 countries and territories and reported revenue of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015.
Previously, Mr. Sorenson was Marriott’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and President of Continental European Lodging, with responsibility for lodging operations and development in the continental European region, as well as the company’s overall financial functions.
Mr. Sorenson was elected to Marriott International’s board of directors in 2011. In January 2015, he was elected chair of the Brand USA board. He also serves on the President’s Export Council, the Luther College board of regents, and, in April 2015, he was elected to the board of trustees for the Brookings Institution.
Prior to joining Marriott in 1996, Mr. Sorenson was a partner with the law firm Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions litigation.
Mr. Sorenson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.