Kenneth R. Rehmann (Ken) is Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Since 2013, he has been responsible for finance and accounting, compliance, asset management, feasibility, and owner and franchise relations. Ken is also overseeing the continued integration of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts acquisition on behalf of the APAC continent.
He was previously the Global Officer, Brand Management, Marketing and eCommerce, responsible for global brand strategy, marketing strategy and services (including Marriott Rewards) and eCommerce platforms for Marriott International.
Ken served as Executive Vice President, Operations for The Ritz-Carlton, in charge of North American operations, product & brand management, new business development and residential and club operations. At The Ritz-Carlton, he also held roles as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer as well as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Ken held various finance positions with Marriott International, including Senior Vice President of Lodging Finance & Business Development, providing finance support on development projects, M&A, asset management and lodging initiatives. He was also the lead finance representative for Marriott on the acquisitions of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company (1995), The Renaissance Hotel Group (1997) and ExecuStay (1999).
Prior to joining Marriott, Ken was a senior consultant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Ken received an undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Maryland and a Master in Business Administration from The George Washington University. He obtained his Certificate of Public Accountancy (CPA) from the State of Maryland. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Smith Business School, University of Maryland. Ken and his wife Kim reside in Hong Kong and have two children, Brendon and Katelyn, who reside in the U.S.