Hoda Tahoun

Hoda will challenge your thinking and is committed to reshaping the hospitality and leisure landscape to ensure it is an industry that leads with purpose, value and wellbeing, and continues to attract and retain talent across all facets of diversity.

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As the leader of the global Leisure & Hospitality Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, Hoda Tahoun recruits dynamic C-suite leaders for global hospitality, travel and leisure companies. Based in Miami, Hoda advises clients on talent management and leadership training with a focus on CEO, C-suite and other executive-level roles. She advises clients on customer-centric, go-to-market leadership roles such as chief marketing officers and chief experience officers.

Hoda is also a senior member of our global Real Estate Practice. Hoda spent more than seven years working for a boutique executive search firm, rising to the title of principal where she worked closely with hotel management companies, cruise lines and private equity firms. Previously, Hoda was an assistant vice president at SHUAA Capital in Dubai where she led the firm’s investment banking efforts. She has also worked at American Express, Bank of America and Citi.

“Be you, everyone else is already taken.”

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 and is conversational in Spanish.
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Areas of Expertise

Board Director and Chair Search Board of Directors CEO Succession Chief Executive Officers Customer Activation and Growth Executive Search Financial Officers Leisure and Hospitality Private Capital

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