Monday 22 October 2018

Hilton appoints chief customer officer

Mclean, VANCOUVER, March 26, 2017

Global hospitality group Hilton has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as the new chief customer officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the global brands, marketing, loyalty and partnerships, IT and strategy teams.

This new position is aimed at further strengthening Hilton’s leadership in innovation and delivering exceptional guest experiences.

He has extensive background in these functional areas, most recently serving as president of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Financial Corporation.

Witter will be serving as a member of the executive committee and reporting to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton.

Before Capital One, he served as president and chief operating officer at Morgan Stanley Private Bank and executive VP, head of General Bank Distribution at Wachovia Corporation.

Earlier in his career, he worked in consulting at McKinsey & Co. and Deloitte & Touche.

Witter received a Master’s degree in Business Administration with distinction from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
"Witter has built an incredibly strong reputation throughout his career for constantly driving innovation, being a deeply strategic thinker and keeping the customer front and center at all times,” remarked Nassetta.

“He will be integral to ensuring that at every stage of our customers’ journey, from the time they start planning a trip to when they arrive back home, we exceed their expectations at every turn,” he added.

On his appointement, Witter said: "I am thrilled to be joining Hilton at this very exciting time in its history."

"Over nearly 100 years, Hilton has become one of the most iconic brands in the world, and it is greatly admired for delivering exceptional guest experiences and pioneering the industry’s latest innovations. I look forward to working with the team to build even further on that extraordinary reputation," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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