El CEO de Marriott, Arne Sorenson, murió después de una pelea contra el cáncer de páncreas

Nueva York (CNN Business)Marriott International’s president and CEO Arne Sorenson died Monday following a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, la cadena hotelera anunció el martes.

The company announced two weeks ago that Sorenson was reducing his work schedule to continue cancer treatment, though it called his deathunexpectedin Tuesday’s press release. Sorenson was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer En Mayo 2019.
J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company’s executive chairman, said in a statement Tuesday that Sorenson was anexceptional executive, but more than that, he was an exceptional human being.
He had an uncanny ability to anticipate where the hospitality industry was headed and position Marriott for growth. But the roles he relished the most were as husband, father, brother and friend,” J.W. Marriott, Jr., adicional. “We share your heartbreak, and we will miss Arne deeply.
    Sorenson was Marriott’s third CEO and the first from outside the founding family. He oversaw the $ 12 billion merger between Marriott and Starwood en 2016, and the company praised him for hisleadership on difficult national and global issues” –— including a marzo 2020 video statement about coronavirus that attracted worldwide attention.
    Marriott (MAR) executives Stephanie Linnartz and Tony Capuano filled in for Sorenson during his leave and will continue to do so. A new CEO is expected to be named within the next two weeks, Marriott said.

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