25-27 September 2023
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development
Kevin Jacobs is Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development for Hilton, and leads the company's finance, real estate, development and architecture and construction functions globally. Mr. Jacobs joined the company in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy; was elected Treasurer in 2009; was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff in 2012; assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2013; and added the role of President, Global Development in 2020.
Prior to Hilton, Mr. Jacobs was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Prior to Fairmont Raffles, Mr. Jacobs spent seven years with Host Hotels & Resorts, ultimately serving as Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations. Prior to Host, Mr. Jacobs had various roles in the Hospitality Consulting Practice of PwC and the Hospitality Valuation Group of Cushman & Wakefield.
Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Board of Directors of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc., a triple-net, equity REIT (NYSE: OHI) that supports the goals of skilled nursing facility and assisted living facility operators with financing and capital. He is also a Trustee of Cornell University and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration; is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Goodwill of Greater Washington; and is a Trustee of the Federal City Council. He also serves as Vice Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
Kevin is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.