Stefan Leser

Stefan Leser
Chief Executive Officer
The Langham Group

Mr. Stefan Leserjoined Langham Hospitality Group in 2018as Chief Executive Officer. Based in Hong Kong, he overseesall aspects of the group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences, and providesstrategic guidance to achieve the company’s vision, implementing organizational processes for all divisions, and leading the global expansion drive. Leser has nearly 30 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industries, most recently at Jumeirah International where he was the group chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. At the Dubai-based company, Leser was responsible for several significantmilestone projects, such as the inauguration of The Terrace at Burj Al Araband the completion and launch of Jumeirah Al Naseem, the group’s luxury hotel overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Prior to joining Jumeirah, Leser held senior roles for more than a decade at Kuoni Travel HoldingLtd., the leadingSwiss travel services provider. As a member of Kuoni’s executive boardand executive vice president of the outbound andspecialists division,Leser directed the company’s travel businesses, covering the Nordics, United Kingdom, Benelux, India, China, Hong Kong,and Switzerland. He was also responsible for all businesses specializing ininbound destination management which had a purview of US$3 billion inrevenues and 8,000 employees.Prior to joiningKuoni, Leser spent six years working in the information technology industry with Swissair and EDS Corporation.He holds a MBA from Augusta State University of Georgia (U.S.)