Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies after battle with cancer

FILE PHOTO: Arne Sorenson, president & CEO of Marriott International, participates in a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and tourism industry executives on coronavirus (COVID-19) response in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

(Reuters) – Marriott International Chief Executive Officer Arne Sorenson, 62, who was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, has unexpectedly died, the company said on Tuesday.

He had earlier this month stepped back from full-time role for several months to treat the cancer that was diagnosed in 2019.

Marriott said it will appoint a new CEO in the next two weeks.

In his absence, Stephanie Linnartz, group president, consumer operations, is overseeing the company’s lodging division, while Tony Capuano, group president for global development, is in charge of the U.S. and Canada lodging business.

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