Shaping Global Business
Collectively, our Executive Committee brings in over 200 years of experience to the company. With diverse backgrounds and proven track records of success, they’re well positioned to keep Hilton at the forefront of the hospitality industry.
Christopher J. Nassetta is President and Chief Executive Officer for Hilton. He joined the company in 2007.
Previously, Mr. Nassetta was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a position he held since 2000. He joined Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected Chief Operating Officer in 1997.
Before joining Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mr. Nassetta co-founded Bailey Capital Corporation in 1991, where he was responsible for the operations of the real estate investment and advisory firm. Prior to founding Bailey Capital Corporation, he spent seven years at The Oliver Carr Company, ultimately serving as Chief Development Officer. In this role, he was responsible for all development and related activities for one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Nassetta serves on multiple boards and organizations including:
- World Travel & Tourism Council – Chairman for the organization that works to raise awareness of travel and tourism as one of the world’s largest industries.
- CoStar Group, Inc. – Independent Director of the nation’s leading provider of electronic commercial real estate information.
- Federal City Council – Member of the non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the nation’s capital.
- The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. – Member of the nonprofit that promotes collaboration among business leaders, government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps and creates a forum for them to express their views on the most important economic issues of the day.
- Arlington Free Clinic – Supporter of the non-profit, community-based, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to providing access to quality health care services to low-income, uninsured county residents.
- The Real Estate Roundtable – Former Chairman and member of the organization that brings together leaders of the nation’s top public and privately held real estate ownership, development, lending, and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy.
Mr. Nassetta graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in finance. He currently serves on the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board.
Kristin Campbell is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilton. She joined the company in June 2011 and is responsible for leading Hilton’s global legal and compliance functions.
At Hilton, Ms. Campbell is responsible for board work and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A, commercial transactions, litigation, labor, and employment, in both the U.S. domestic and international arenas.
Prior to Hilton, Ms. Campbell was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc., an international office products company. Prior to joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Proctor and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.
Ms. Campbell is a member of the Board of Directors of Office Depot, Inc., a U.S. publicly traded business supply and technology services company. She has also served on the boards of various trade and non-profit organizations, and currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Advisory Board of New Perimeter.
Laura Fuentes was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2020. She joined Hilton in 2013, and has led teams across Human Resources functions including Recruiting, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Leadership Development, Total Rewards, People Analytics & Strategy and HR Consulting. Most recently, she served as Chief Talent Officer.
Prior to joining Hilton, Laura spent 6 years at Capital One Financial in various corporate strategy and Human Resources roles: leading workforce analytics, recruitment, and compensation functions for the organization. Prior to Capital One, she worked at McKinsey & Company in their Madrid, New York, and Washington D.C offices, where she served clients across financial services and non-profit sectors.
Laura represents Hilton on the board of directors of MAKERS Women and also serves on the boards of directors of Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Arlington Free Clinic. Originally from Spain, she holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband Will Meyer and two children, Alex and Nico.
Danny Hughes is President, Americas for Hilton based out of the company’s global headquarters in McLean, Virginia. He oversees Hilton’s interests across North, Central and South America – the company’s largest region, which includes more than 5,200 hotels that span across 27 countries and 14 brands.
In his previous position, as Senior Vice President and Commercial Director in the Americas, Mr. Hughes led more than 4,000 Team Members and drove growth for Hilton’s portfolio of industry-leading brands. He was central to strengthening the company’s revenue and distribution strategies, while focusing on creating outstanding experiences for guests. Mr. Hughes previously served as Senior Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean, where he was responsible for the operations of all Hilton managed properties throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. In this role, Mr. Hughes partnered with key ownership groups to grow Hilton’s presence from one brand (Hilton Hotels & Resorts) to nine across the 25 countries and territories in the region.
A 35-year hospitality industry veteran, Mr. Hughes also held the role of Area Vice President, Caribbean, Central America, and Cancun and worked in several management positions with Hilton across the globe, serving as vice president of sales and marketing, regional general manager, general manager, director of food and beverage, and director of sales. Mr. Hughes received a degree in Hotel and Food Services Management from Bournemouth University in the UK. He currently resides in Vienna, Virginia.
Kevin Jacobs is Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development for Hilton, and leads the company’s finance, real estate, development and architecture and construction functions globally. Mr. Jacobs joined the company in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy; was elected Treasurer in 2009; was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff in 2012; assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2013; and added the role of President, Global Development in 2020.
Prior to Hilton, Mr. Jacobs was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Prior to Fairmont Raffles, Mr. Jacobs spent seven years with Host Hotels & Resorts, ultimately serving as Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations. Prior to Host, Mr. Jacobs had various roles in the Hospitality Consulting Practice of PwC and the Hospitality Valuation Group of Cushman & Wakefield.
Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Board of Directors of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a triple-net, equity REIT (NYSE: OHI) that supports the goals of skilled nursing facility and assisted living facility operators with financing and capital. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Greater Washington, is a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council, is a member of the Cornell University Council and of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Kevin is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Martin Rinck is Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer at Hilton. He is responsible for positioning the company’s 18 world-class brands across more than 6,000 hotels globally, ensuring the relevance of the service and product offering, driving brand innovation and leading brand identity, development, hospitality and quality. He is also responsible for Hilton’s restaurants and bars and wellbeing offerings across all brands. Mr. Rinck’s primary focus is delivering differentiated, consistent, high-quality branded experiences that delight customers and increase returns for owners.
Prior to this role, Mr. Rinck oversaw a portfolio of more than 150 hotels, trading and under development, across the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Canopy by Hilton brands as Global Head of the Luxury & Lifestyle Group.
Mr. Rinck previously led Hilton’s business in Asia Pacific as Area President, overseeing growth from 90 hotels trading and under development in 2008 to more than 600 upon his departure from this role nearly 10 years later. In addition to expanding the company’s portfolio in Asia Pacific, Mr. Rinck successfully introduced Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to the region and grew Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Today, more than half of the global pipeline of Hilton’s luxury brands reside in Asia Pacific, with both brands performing at a market share premium compared to their respective competitor set.
Mr. Rinck joined Hilton in November 2008 from Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where he was President and Managing Director – Asia Pacific. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer – EMEA for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, where he drove significant unit growth for the company’s portfolio and was instrumental in the public listing of the company at the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
His extensive industry experience also includes working as Chief Executive Officer for Mövenpick Gastronomy International in Switzerland, as well as for InterContinental Hotels Group in Europe and the United States, and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Indonesia.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Rinck holds an MBA from Brunel University.
Matthew W. Schuyler is the Chief Administrative Officer for Hilton, responsible for coordinating global business performance against Hilton’s key strategic priorities. His organization leads global, cross business functions including Hilton Supply Management, Workplace Facilities, and the Communications and External Affairs function, including communications, government relations, and corporate responsibility.
Prior to this role, Mr. Schuyler served for 11 years as Chief Human Resources Officer, leading Hilton’s global human resources organization. He transformed the company’s award-winning culture, delivering recognition including #1 rankings for the company’s culture and diversity programs around the world.
Mr. Schuyler’s experience is across diverse industries including financial services, technology, and professional services. He has served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Capital One, Senior Vice President of Human Resources with Cisco Systems, Inc. and as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Global Human Resources Group.
He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. Mr. Schuyler serves as the Vice-Chair of the Penn State University Board of Trustees.
Chris Silcock is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Hilton. He leads the company’s global Commercial team including sales, revenue management, distribution, enterprise data and analytics, marketing, and customer engagement, loyalty & partnerships.
Mr. Silcock has over 20 years of experience with Hilton, and can be credited with leading the company’s global sales modernization process, and transitioning revenue management to a data-driven discipline delivering consistent and meaningful market outperformance. Mr. Silcock also created Hilton’s first enterprise data and analytics team, bringing advanced analytics to the forefront of real-time decision making.
Prior to this role, Mr. Silcock held a number of positions at the company, including Head of Revenue Management and Online and Regional Marketing, and Vice President of Revenue Management. He has also held a number of regional revenue and project roles across the business, as well as several positions at the company’s properties. Mr. Silcock began his career with Hilton as a catering and banquet waiter at Hilton Watford.
In addition to his time at Hilton, Mr. Silcock worked in a consulting capacity with several hospitality companies, including large international chains, as well as smaller operators and independent hotels across Europe. He currently serves as a member of the board for Groups360, a leading online marketplace for meetings; he previously served on the board of Roomkey, a joint venture of six global hospitality companies, including two years as the board’s chairman. Mr. Silcock holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Computer Studies from University of Essex and studied music prior to his hospitality career.
Simon Vincent is Executive Vice President & President Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton. Based in London, Vincent is responsible for 545 operating hotels and a further 360 in the development pipeline, across thirteen brands and nearly 70 countries and territories.
Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 350 hotels and spearheaded Hilton’s growing presence in the region, with the introduction of new brands such as LXR Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton.
A 32-year veteran of the leisure and travel industry, Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency. He has extensive international experience and has also worked in North America and Japan. He spent the early part of his career in International Banking with HSBC.
He sits on Hilton’s global executive committee, represents the company as co-Chair of the UK Tourism Council and a member of the UK Cultural Renewal Taskforce. Vincent is also a non-executive director at iconic London retailer Fortnum & Mason.
Vincent is also Chairman of Trustees for the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, a Trustee of Jigsaw School, an independent school for children on the autistic spectrum and a Trustee of Amber Trust – a Charity for Music for blind children.
In January 2015 he received an OBE for his services to the hospitality and tourism industries, having been recognized in the New Year Honours List.
Alan Watts is President, Asia Pacific for Hilton. He oversees the operations of over 300 trading hotels across Asia Pacific, as well as the company’s pipeline of more than 500 hotels across 8 brands currently deployed in the region.
Charged with positioning Hilton’s portfolio of brands as best in class in Asia Pacific, Alan leads the company’s strategy to bolster its market share and continue delivering superior performance for hotel owners and investors. This includes driving excellence in operations by developing Hilton’s future talent and being an employer of choice.
Alan joined Hilton in January 2018 with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, where he was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Intercontinental Hotels Group’s Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region. Recognised for his innovative spirit and strategic leadership skills, Alan’s visionary outlook and strong owner relations have helped bring to life key trading platforms and pipeline hotels in over 40 countries and territories.
Alan is based in the Asia Pacific Head Office in Singapore and leads in-market regional offices in Shanghai, Sydney, Gurgaon and Tokyo.