“A Conversation with Mark Hoplamazian”
Mark S. Hoplamazian President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation Hyatt Corporation
Mark Hoplamazian was named president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation in December 2006. Hyatt manages, franchises, owns and develops Hyatt branded hotels, resorts and residential and vacation ownership properties around the world. As of March 31, 2010, the company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 434 properties.
Before being appointed to his present position, Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization, LLC. The Pritzker Organization is the principal financial and investment advisor for Pritzker family business interests. During his 17 year tenure, he served as advisor to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
Hoplamazian has served on the boards of directors of a number of privately held companies and participated on behalf of the Pritzker family business interests in the formation of a number of companies. He previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York
Hoplamazian currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Latin School of Chicago, the Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves and the Council on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He graduated from Harvard in 1985 and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1989. Hoplamazian is a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship at the Aspen Institute. He resides in Chicago with his wife and three children.
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