Federico J. González
Year of Appointment: 2017
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Federico J. González is the President and CEO of Radisson Hospitality AB. He joined The Rezidor Hotel Group (now Radisson Hospitality AB) in May 2017 from Carlson Hotels Inc. (now Radisson Hospitality Inc.) where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.
Federico serves as the chairman of the Global Steering Committee of Radisson Hotel Group, made up of equal representation from Radisson Hospitality AB and Radisson Hospitality, Inc.. The Global Steering Committee, under Federico's leadership, provides guidance and strategic counsel to both management teams and boards, fosters a deeper level of collaboration & communication, and ensures alignment on important matters such as partnership & global growth.
Federico has extensive global executive leadership experience in the hospitality, leisure and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors. Prior to joining Radisson Hospitality AB, he was Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group – where he led a major turnaround of the company – and as Deputy General Manager of Disneyland Paris.
He previously spent 16 years in senior management positions at Procter & Gamble in Brussels, Madrid and Stockholm before becoming the company's Country Head of Portugal in 2000.
A respected marketer and hotelier, Federico has written three books: Living and Working Abroad; How to Live and Work with Portuguese, Cómo Hacerse El Sueco En Los Negocios Con Exito; and How to act as a Swedish Manager!
As a global leader, Federico's personal mission is to motivate and energize large organizations to be more ambitious – in profitability, purpose and people – through respect for diversity of thoughts, culture, gender, experience and beliefs.
Federico majored in Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received a Masters of International Trade and Finance from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.