Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Ueberroth – representing long-term shareholder Cascade Investment – to the company’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Ueberroth brings 30 years of experience from some of the most recognised global sports, media and entertainment companies. She is the former President of NBA International and was instrumental in the successful global expansion of the NBA brand and businesses. She is also an Owner and Director of the Pebble Beach Company that manages its renowned resorts and golf courses in Monterey, California.
“Heidi Ueberroth brings a wealth of operating experience and international expertise to Four Seasons and we are very pleased to welcome her as a new Director,” said Michael Larson, Chief Investment Officer of Cascade Investment. “Her track record of innovation and of growing global brands will add a diversity of thought and valuable perspective as we continue to expand Four Seasons around the world.”
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Ueberroth said, “Four Seasons is truly iconic and has set the standard worldwide for excellence and service in luxury hospitality. I look forward to working with the Board and the dedicated team at Four Seasons to continue to build on the company’s strengths and momentum to capitalise on new opportunities throughout the world.”
During her time at the NBA, Ms. Ueberroth oversaw staff in 14 offices worldwide and directed the international business functions across television and digital media, marketing partnerships, consumer products, events, marketing communications, and new business initiatives. Under her leadership, NBA games and programming were televised to 215 countries and in 47 languages. Ms. Ueberroth played a key role in the formation of NBA China L.P., the entity that conducts all of the league’s businesses in Greater China. Prior to joining the NBA, Ms. Ueberroth worked at ESPN and Ohlmeyer Communications Company based in New York and Paris.
Ms. Ueberroth serves on the boards of the Pebble Beach Company, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and the Ueberroth Family Charitable Foundation and is a trustee of the Cancer Research Institute. She previously served as an independent Director of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. Ms. Ueberroth is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.