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Editor’s note – Feb. 16, 2021 – Microsoft is saddened by the passing of Arne Sorenson and grateful for his service to the Microsoft Board of Directors.
Arne Sorenson is president and chief executive officer of Marriott International Inc. In 2012, Sorenson became the third CEO in the company’s history, having held several positions since joining in 1996, including president and chief operating officer, chief financial officer and president of Continental European Lodging. He was elected to Marriott’s board of directors in 2011.
In addition, Sorenson served as vice chair, President’s Export Council, and is the immediate past board chair for Brand USA, where he remains a member of the board. He was most recently named chair, Global Initiative, to the board of directors of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.
Other affiliations include chair, U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable; Luther College board of regents; stewardship board of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Mobility; Business CEO Roundtable; and board of trustees for The Brookings Institution.
Before Marriott, Sorenson was a partner with law firm Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.
Sorenson joined the Microsoft board as an independent director in November 2017.