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Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, new Senior Vice President Operations, Full-Service Hotels, Hilton Continental Europe

Based in Paris, Jochem-Jan Sleiffer will expand his activities to oversee 51 hotels under the Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio brands– A Collection by Hilton, as well as 13 other properties that are under development.  

Jochen-Jan Sleiffer, Hilton Worldwide Jochen-Jan Sleiffer, Hilton Worldwide

After joining Hilton in 1990 in the Netherlands, his native country, Jochem-Jan Sleiffer climbed the ladder within the group, and held various operational positions. In particular he held managerial positions in Brussels, London, Paris and Athens until recently, holding the position of Vice President Operations, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. In recent years he steered noteworthy openings such as the Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Double Tree by Hilton Wroclaw and the first Hilton property in Estonia, Hilton Tallinn Park.

Mr Sleiffer is a fierce supporter of Hilton's strategy in terms of corporate responsibility known as ‘Travel with Purpose', which prioritizes promoting a diverse workforce, and especially increasing the number of women in managerial positions in the group. He also played a leading role in promoting Hilton's participation in events to raise the awareness of work in the hotel industry and training programs for young people, which shows his passion to share the necessary skills with the next generation and offer them career opportunities in the sector.