Federico J. González is the CEO of Radisson Hotel Group (RHG), based in the EMEA headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The Group has more than 1,500 hotels in operation and development around the world.
González has extensive global executive leadership experience in the hospitality, leisure, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors. Prior to joining Radisson Hotel Group, he was Chief Executive Officer of NH Hotel Group, where he led a major turnaround of the company. González was previously Deputy General Manager of Disneyland Paris, and worked 16 years in senior management positions at Procter & Gamble in Brussels, Madrid, and Stockholm before becoming the company’s country Head of Portugal in 2000.
A respected marketer and change driver, González has written three books, Living and Working Abroad, How to Live and Work with the Portuguese, and How to succeed in doing business the Swedish way.
As a global leader, González’s personal mission is to motivate and energize large organizations to be more ambitious in profitability, purpose, and people, through respect for diversity of thought, culture, gender, experience, and beliefs.
González majored in Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and received a Master’s of International Trade and Finance from the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. In January 2021, González became an independent member of the Board of Sodexo.
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