Twenty-year hospitality veteran Stephane C.
Masson has been named vice president, global procurement for
He will lead a team to manage and deploy,
scalable and environmentally responsible procurement initiatives
around the world, increase synergies between domestic and
international contracts, and advance global supplier diversity.
Marriott has a goal to spend 15% with minority,
veteran, LGBT, and woman-owned businesses. In the past five
years, Marriott spent $2.3 billion with diverse suppliers in the
U.S. and 14.8% ($372 million) last year alone.
is expanding his most recent responsibilities as vice president of
international procurement where he successfully managed supplier
initiatives in the United Kingdom, Dubai, China, Australia and
Germany to include Marriottís global portfolio that spans 70 countries and territories.
Stephane joined Marriott as a
part of the Renaissance hotels acquisition in 1997. His early
success included establishing the purchasing department for
Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was later named regional
director of Procurement for Continental Europe, overseeing
procurement operations to drive revenue from contract programs and
provide services and savings to regional teams and owners.
The Ivory-Coast born Frenchman holds a Bachelor of Science
degree and a Hotel Business Management degree from the from the
High School of Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole and Hotel School of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Paris, France. He currently resides
just outside of Frankfurt, Germany, and will relocate to Marriott
Internationalís headquarters in Bethesda, Md., within the coming
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