Hoda Tahoun leads the global Leisure & Hospitality Practice and also is a senior member of the global Real Estate Practice, where she advises clients on talent management and leadership training. Hoda focuses primarily on recruiting for leadership teams, including CEO, C-suite and executive-level roles. She brings particular expertise in advising clients on customer-centric, go-to-market leadership roles such as chief marketing officers, chief customer officers, chief experience officers and chief commercial officers. Hoda's clients include companies in the global hospitality, travel and leisure industries. She is based in Miami.
Hoda joined Russell Reynolds Associates after more than seven years working for both internationally recognized and boutique executive search firms. Most recently, she was a principal and senior member of a global hospitality and real estate practice and has worked with hotel management companies, cruise companies, private equity firms, development firms and sovereign wealth funds, with a particular focus on the Americas and global roles. Previously, Hoda was an assistant vice president at SHUAA Capital in Dubai, where she led investment banking efforts at the firm. Earlier, she worked as a pricing manager at American Express, a portfolio manager at Bank of America, and a financial analyst at Citi.
EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS
Hoda holds a BS in finance from Rutgers University and an MBA in international business and finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. She speaks fluent Arabic.
Consumer, Real Estate, Leisure and Hospitality, Customer-Centric Growth Leaders