A Dutch national, Group Chief Financial Officer Ton van Vilsteren joins Jumeirah Group from Hilton Worldwide, where he was Head of Finance, Asia Pacific.
Since 2007 Ton van Vilsteren had overall responsibility for the accounting function and finance operations across all regional offices in Asia Pacific.
This covered 158 trading hotels owned, managed and franchised by Hilton Worldwide, and a pipeline of hotels exceeding the number currently in operation.
In his role as Group CFO of Jumeirah Group, he is responsible for the financial direction, control and management of the company, sits on the Executive Committee.
After graduating from Hotel School, The Hague, in the Netherlands in 1995, Ton van Vilsteren worked his way up through the Hilton Group, starting as a Management Accountant with Ladbrokes PLC, which later became Hilton, and was promoted to international and global finance positions within the Hilton Group.
As well as sitting on the Boards of all Hilton companies and joint ventures across Asia Pacific, Ton van Vilsteren was a member of the Executive Committee with overall responsibility for the region’s financial delivery across 20 countries, driving performance analysis, financial reporting, budget formulation and trading forecasts.
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