Corporate Information and Careers
Key company person
President & Chief Executive Officer, Executive Management Team
Christopher J. Nassetta joined Hilton Hotels Corporation as president and chief executive officer in December, 2007.
Previously he was president and chief executive officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. a position he held since 2000. He joined Host in 1995 as executive vice president and was elected chief operating officer in 1997.
Before joining Host, Mr. Nassetta co-founded Bailey Capital Corporation in 1991, where he was responsible for operations of the real estate investment and advisory firm.
Prior to founding Bailey Capital Corporation, he worked several years for The Oliver Carr Company, ultimately serving as chief development officer. In this role, he was responsible for all development and related activities for one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Nassetta also served as a member of the four-person management committee responsible for overall management of the company.
Mr. Nassetta serves on the following boards:
• CoStar Group, Inc. - an independent director for the nation's leading provider of electronic commercial real estate information.
• The Real Estate Roundtable (RER) Chairman - an organisation that brings together leaders of the nation's top public and privately-held real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy.
• McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board for the University of Virginia.
Mr. Nassetta graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in finance and studied international finance at the London School of Economics.