Starwood CEO Frits Van Paasschen expects an upsurge in travel for places like Greece. Here’s Forbes’ Morgan Brennan with the report.
Frits van Paasschen, 49, has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since September 2007. From March 2005 until September 2007, he served as President and CEO of Molson Coors Brewing Company’s largest division, Coors Brewing Company, prior to its merger with Miller Brewing Company and the formation of MillerCoors LLC. Prior to joining Coors, from April 2004 until March 2005, Mr. van Paasschen worked independently through FPaasschen Consulting and Mercator Investments, evaluating, proposing, and negotiating private equity transactions. Prior thereto, Mr. van Paasschen spent seven years at Nike, Inc., most recently as Corporate Vice President/General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa from 2000 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. van Paasschen served as Vice President, Finance and Planning at Disney Consumer Products and earlier in his career was a management consultant for eight years at McKinsey & Company and the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. van Paasschen has been a Director of the Company since September 2007.