Carlson Hotels Announces CEO Succession

  • Carlson Hotels Worldwide
  • 01.26.17
Carlson Hotels, Inc. (“Carlson Hotels”) announced that it has appointed Federico González Tejera as chief executive officer, effective February 1, 2017.

He will succeed David Berg who will leave the company following a brief transition period.
Charles Mobus, newly appointed director of the Carlson Hotels Board, said, “David Berg led Carlson Hotels through a successful period of global portfolio growth while at the same time increasing profitability, improving competitiveness and delivering substantial gains in guest satisfaction. Our confidence in the future potential of Carlson Hotels is due in no small part to his efforts. Federico has an established track record and long-held experience in the hospitality industry, and we are confident in his ability to build upon this strong foundation.”

Mr. González said, “Carlson Hotels is a respected leader in the global hospitality industry and has a portfolio of world-class brands. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this great business and continue to drive global growth. I look forward to working with David to ensure a smooth transition, and to joining the talented team he has cultivated over the past three years.”

Tejera is the former chief executive officer of NH Hotel Group, where he developed and executed a five-year plan that helped significantly transform the company’s brand position and renovation strategy and increase profitability. He previously was a senior executive at Disneyland Paris, most recently serving as deputy general manager. Prior to that, he worked at Procter & Gamble in Madrid, Brussels, and Stockholm, and served as Country Head of Portugal. He majored in Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received a Masters of International Trade and Finance from the École Supériore de Commerce de Paris.

Charles B. Mobus is a managing partner at Benedetto, Gartland & Company. He has been with the firm for more than 20 years, focusing on corporate advisory and capital raising assignments. Prior to BGC, Mr. Mobus was a managing director at Smith Barney, where he specialized in acquisitions, high-yield financing and initial public offerings. Mr. Mobus also previously worked at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc., in the mergers and acquisitions group and at Citibank N.A. He currently serves as chair of the nominating committee at Rezidor Hotel Group, and as a non-executive director on the board of directors at Swissport. Mr. Mobus received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University.

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