Vice President - International Hotel Development | Marriott International
Tuomas Laakso joined the Europe Development Division in March 1, 2010.
Before joining Marriott International and relocating to Zurich, Switzerland he held the position of Senior Associate, Hotel Consulting and Valuation Practice at HVS London, UK, advising international hotel operators, investment banks and developers on projects across Europe, Middle East, Russia, U.S. and Africa.
Between 2000 and 2007 Mr. Laakso held various positions such as Director of Operations, Hotel Manager, Director of Rooms & Engineering, in the hotel business operations field. During this period he also worked in various management roles for Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts.
Mr. Laakso graduated from the Institute Hotelier “Cesar Ritz”, Le Bouveret, Switzerland in 1995 and completed his MBA at the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland and the Nanyang Business School, NTU, Singapore in 2007.