EVP & President, EMEA at Hilton Worldwide
Simon Vincent is Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton. Based in London, Mr. Vincent 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.
EVP & President, EMEA