Marriott International has announced the election of David Marriott and Horacio Rozanski to the group’s board of directors.
Effective 15 March 2021, the additions of Marriott and Rozanski brings the total number of directors to 13, nine of whom are independent.
Currently president at US Full Service Managed by Marriott, David Marriott will formally step down from the role at the end of April in anticipation of him assuming the position of chairman of the board in 2022.
Bill Marriott, current chair of the board who is looking to transition to chairman emeritus in 2022, said: “Like me, David grew up in the hospitality business. While having Marriott as his last name opened the first door for him, he has proven throughout his 21 years with the company that he is a disciplined operator, a thoughtful collaborator with our owners and franchisees, and a passionate steward of our culture.”
As CEO at Booz Allen Hamilton, the management and information technology consulting firm, Rozanski has overseen a strategic transformation of the group.
Anthony Capuano, CEO at Marriott International, said that the company is looking forward to his “guidance and counsel as an independent director” on the board.
He added: “Horacio’s established track record in innovation, technology, talent management and international expansion makes him a terrific addition to our board.
“His perspective and experience will be invaluable to the company as we continue to grow our global footprint, advance our technology transformation and realise the opportunity in emerging businesses.”