Dahlia Landon, MBA, President and CEO: Arthur Landon, upon his retirement, could think of no one better to pass the rings to than his Oxford-educated granddaughter, Dahlia, who had already proven herself indispensable to the company in her previous role as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to that, Dahlia earned her business chops as Vice President of Product Development for Naftu Financial Group, in New York City.
Cecilia Forteau, MMH, President and Managing Director, Latin America: Cecilia started her career in the banking industry, managing several regional branches of Neelston Banking and Finance throughout North America. She studied hotel management in the evenings, and upon being awarded her Masters in Hospitality Management, she started working for the famous Trousseau Hotel in France, where she worked her way up to President, after holding an assortment of positions over a decade.
Chong Nuan, President and Managing Director, Asia and Africa: Chong was instrumental in the creation of affordable travel lodging and temporary housing complexes throughout Asia. His vision helped establish comfortable living space in some of the poorer regions in Asia - allowing families of transitory workers to stay together whenever new work had to be found. Bringing his philanthropic presence to the Landon, Chong not only manages the Asia and Africa regions, but he also oversees our companyأ¢â‚¬â„¢s philanthropic efforts.
Jonathan Perfington, President and Managing Director, North America: Jonathan comes to us from the Huford Hotel chain in Europe, where he was CEO for five years, before deciding to embark on a new adventure with the Landon. Jonathan has been recognized as a Top Five Leader, by the International Society for Hotel Management, for four years straight and is the only person to have three or more consecutive honors.
Mark Tristener, MBA, Executive Vice-President and CFO: Markأ¢â‚¬â„¢s 12-year history as CFO of The Landon speaks volumes of his contributions, considering his reign has coincided nearly entirely during an international economic downturn - yet, The Landon stayed well-above water the entire time. Mark was previously the Chief Investment Manager for Riddle and Riddle Securities.
Jennifer Veladoner, MS, President and Managing Director, Europe: Jennifer has been working in the hotel business since high school and knew at an early age that she would attend the prestigious Beckton-Fuller School of Hotel Management in London. Jennifer catapulted herself up the management ladder at The Landon, tarting as an intern in the hotel administration area and arriving at her current position just eight short years later.
Harold Wandaleere, JD, Executive Vice-President and General Counsel: Harold has been a law professional for over 40 years, and became well-known as the lead defense attorney on the historical case Bridges Versus Talon, where his defense tactics were key in freeing Joseph Talon, an innocent executive suspected of embezzling millions. Haroldأ¢â‚¬â„¢s tenacity, conviction, and sound judgment won the attention of Arthur Landon, and Harold has represented the Landon as General Counsel ever since.