Hoda Tahoun is a member of the Global Consumer Sector and leads the global Leisure & Hospitality Practice. She also brings significant experience in the real estate space. Hoda advises companies on building top leadership teams, as well as guiding clients on leadership topics, succession planning and strategy. Her clients range from global hotel companies to cruise companies, real estate private equity firms, development firms, travel businesses, entertainment companies and sovereign wealth funds, for whom she recruits at the CEO, board director and senior executive levels in operations, business development, finance and customer experience. Hoda is based in Miami and brings particular strength and connectivity around the hospitality and cruise spaces in Florida.
Hoda joined Russell Reynolds Associates after more than seven years working for 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 and private equity firms, 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 in finance at American Express, Bank of America and Citi.
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, Marketing Officers