February 16, 2021 local time, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced that Arne M, president and CEO of Marriott International Group. Sorenson died on February 15, 2021 at the age of 62.
In May 2019, Marriott International announced that Su Anli was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and began treatment.
On February 2 this year, Marriott International announced that Su Anli will temporarily reduce its work schedule to match the higher requirements for pancreatic cancer treatment.
However, Su Anli continues to serve as president and CEO of Marriott International, but he is expected to retire from his full-time job with Marriott in the coming months.
On the same day, Marriott International also appointed two senior executives of the group, Stephanie Linnartz, 52, president of the Customer Operations, Technology and Emerging Business Group, and Tony, 55, president of the Global Development, Design and Operations Services Group.
Tony Capuano. While assuming their own work, they will also jointly supervise the daily operation of the company’s business department and the functional department at the group level.
On February 16, the Marriott Board of Directors said that a new CEO was expected to be appointed within two weeks, after Linaz and Capuano would continue to hold previously appointed management positions.
Su An Li has been the CEO of Marriott International Group since 2012. He is the third and first non-Marriott founding family member to serve as CEO.
According to the information in Marriott International’s 2019 annual report, Su Anli served as president and chief operating officer of Marriott International before becoming CEO.
Prior to joining Marriott, Su Anli was a partner at the law firm Latham & Watkins in Washington. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DeCara Luther College, Iowa, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Since joining Marriott in 1996, Su Anli has held several positions, including Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Continental Hotel President and Senior Vice President of Business Development.
He was elected to the Marriott Board of Directors in 2011. At the same time, Su Anli is also active on multiple boards of directors. He joined the Microsoft Board of Directors in November 2017 and is also a member of the Business Roundtable, serving on the Immigration and Infrastructure Committee.
In addition, Su Anli is a member of the board of directors of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Warrior Scholars Program, and a member of the Regents Committee of Luther College.
In an announcement on February 16, Marriott International pointed out that Su Anli is a visionary leader.
Under his leadership, Marriott International Group has maintained a strong growth momentum, including spending $13 billion to acquire Starwood Hotels and Resorts International Group.
During his tenure as CEO, Su An spared no effort to promote the company’s development, create opportunities for employees, improve performance for owners and franchisees, and expand the return on investment for shareholders.
Su Anli’s leadership is also reflected in dealing with complex domestic and global issues in the United States.
Under his leadership, Marriott International has made significant progress in promoting multiculturalism, equality and inclusion, environmental sustainability and anti-trafficking vigilance.
“Su Anli is an outstanding company manager, but more importantly, he is an outstanding person.” J.W., Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marriott International. Mariotte Jr. ( J.W. Marriott, Jr.) Commenting, “Su Anli loves the industry wholeheartedly and cherishes visiting our hotels and colleagues around the world.
He is visionary, insight into the future direction of the hotel industry and leads the development of Marriott International Group. But his favorite roles are husband, father, brother and friend.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and tens of thousands of employees around the world, I would like to express my sincere condolences to Su Anli’s wife and four children. We remember Mr. Su Anli together with the same sadness.