Simon Vincent – President EMEA, Hilton Worldwide

Simon Vincent is President EMEA for Hilton Worldwide, and responsible for more than 300 hotels across six

brands with over 50,000 team members in 64 countries.

Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 100 hotels and spearheaded

growth in the multi-brand proposition, which along with core brand Hilton includes, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton. In 2012 alone

the company opened an additional 30 hotels across the region, and has in excess of 195 hotels active and in the

pipeline. A 20-year veteran of the leisure and travel industry, Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-

European online travel agency. He also spent 13 years at the Thomas Cook Group, latterly as Chief Operating

Officer of the UK Travel Division.