Simon Vincent is Executive Vice President & President Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton. Based in London, Vincent is responsible for more than 1000 hotels (operating and pipeline) across 70 countries.
Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency and COO of Thomas Cook Travel. He spent the early part of his career in International Banking with HSBC and has extensive international experience having also worked in North America and Japan.
He sits on Hilton’s global executive committee and is also a non-executive director at iconic London retailer Fortnum & Mason.
Vincent is a Trustee of Jigsaw School, an independent school for children with an autism spectrum disorder and a Trustee of Amber Trust, a charity providing musical opportunities for blind and partially sighted children.
In January 2015 he received an OBE for his services to the hospitality and tourism industries, having been recognized in the New Year Honours List.