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Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Craig Smith is President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Marriott International. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of all operational and development functions spanning 15 countries and 11 brands. He oversees more than 180 hotels and 49-thousand employees.

Prior to his current position, Craig served two-and-a-half years as President of Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin American region.  Before moving to Caribbean and Latin American region in 2011, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Asia Pacific.

Being son of an American diplomat, Craig has lived in 13 countries, working in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Australia. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.

Craig has earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, an Executive MBA from Sao Paulo Business School, and a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University.  An alumnus of Harvard Business School, he graduated with the 188thAdvanced Management Program.

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