Hilton announced that Jochem-Jan Sleiffer has been appointed to the position of Area President, Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA&T) in succession to Rudi Jagersbacher, who has chosen to step down following 40 years of service with Hilton. These changes, effective 1 January 2020, will see Jagersbacher assume a two-year advisory role, based in Dubai, to assist the transition.
Over the last eight years, Jagersbacher has led Hilton through sustained growth in Middle East, Africa and Turkey by more than tripling the number of hotels in the region, by launching four new brands and by entering 12 new countries and territories. Furthermore, under his leadership, Hilton was crowned the #1 Best Place to Work for in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, and #3 Best Workplace in the UAE. Sleiffer takes on his new position following a three-decade career at Hilton, where he most recently acted as Senior Vice President Operations, Continental Europe, overseeing a portfolio of 57 Hilton-managed hotels across 26 countries and territories. Prior to this, he held a number of leadership roles across Europe, including Belgium, UK, France and Greece. Sleiffer will relocate to Dubai in January 2020. Originally from the Netherlands, he is married with one daughter.
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14 October 2020 — Krk island born Deni Srdoč is set to join Hilton Rijeka Costabella Beach Resort & Spa as Head Chef for the resort's Nebo Restaurant & Lounge.
Srdoč, aged 28, owes his love and passion for cooking to his grandmother, who inspired his career path and the decision to enroll in the private Culinary Institute Oliva Allegra in Split, Croatia.
13 October 2020 — As Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Fuentes will lead Hilton's people and culture strategy - a critical function in a business of people serving people. Fuentes has been with the company for seven years, most recently as Chief Talent Officer, where she led many of Hilton's award-winning programs including recognition, compensation, benefits and diversity.
13 October 2020 — As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Schuyler will be responsible for coordinating global business performance against many of Hilton's key strategic priorities. His organization will include leadership of global, cross-business functions including Hilton Supply Management, Workplace Facilities, and the Communications and External Affairs function, including communications, government affairs, and corporate responsibility.