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Stephane C. Masson Appointed Vice President Global Procurement - Marriott

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Twenty-year hospitality veteran Stephane C. Masson has been named vice president, global procurement for Marriott International.

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.

Stephane 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 year.

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