TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has appointed Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine to its Board of Directors, representing long-term shareholder Cascade Investment. With more than 35 years of global leadership experience spanning B2C and B2B organizations, Ghostine brings a strong, sustained record of delivering profitable growth within public and private companies to the Four Seasons Board of Directors. Prior to leading Firmenich, he worked for Diageo, the world’s leading premium spirits company, for more than two decades in senior leadership roles across Africa, Asia, the U.S. and Europe.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gilbert to the board,” says John Davison, president and CEO of Four Seasons. “His leadership abilities are in lock step with Four Seasons commitment to preserving our people and renowned service culture that make this company so special to all. Gilbert joins Four Seasons at a pivotal point in our evolution as we seek out new ways to expand and innovate our luxury experience and product offerings worldwide.”
“It is an honor to join the Four Seasons Board of Directors,” says Ghostine. “As the company continuously elevates its iconic luxury brand, I look forward to leveraging my deep consumer experience and ESG leadership to collaborate with fellow board members and the executive team through Four Seasons next phase of strategic growth and development.”