Marriott hat heute das Ableben des CEO Arne Sorenson mitgeteilt …
Arne Sorenson hat Marriott für ein Jahrzehnt als CEO geführt. In seine Amtszeit fällt auch der riesige SPG / Marriott Merger.
Eigentlich wollte sich Sorenson für eine Krebstherapie kurzzeitig aus dem laufenden Geschäft zurückziehen. Heute hat Marriott leider eine sehr traurige Nachricht. Der erfolgreiche CEO ist seinem Krebsleiden erlegen.
It is with a heavy heart that Marriott International announces that our beloved President and CEO, Arne Sorenson, passed away unexpectedly yesterday after a fight with pancreatic cancer. https://t.co/jhKkyQF3SP pic.twitter.com/BpHJnWrjy9
— Marriott International (@MarriottIntl) February 16, 2021
“It is with profound sadness that Marriott International announces that Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, unexpectedly passed away on February 15, 2021. In May 2019, the company announced that Mr. Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On February 2, 2021, Marriott shared the news that Mr. Sorenson would temporarily reduce his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Sorenson became the third CEO in Marriott’s history in 2012, and the first without the Marriott surname. A visionary leader, Mr. Sorenson put the company on a strong growth trajectory that included the $13-billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Sorenson was tireless in driving the company’s progress, creating opportunities for associates, growth for owners and franchisees and results for the company’s shareholders. Known for his leadership on difficult national and global issues, Mr. Sorenson steered Marriott to make significant progress on diversity, equity and inclusion, environmental sustainability and human trafficking awareness.”