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Fri, 15 October 2021

John Davison, President and CEO of Four Seasons, to Retire in 2022

After two decades of service to Four Seasons, John Davison has announced that he intends to retire as President and CEO in 2022.

John, who has already accepted an appointment to the Four Seasons Board of Directors, will continue to lead the company until the selection and onboarding of a new CEO is completed next year.

John Davison. Click to enlarge.

Ive been tremendously honoured and grateful to work alongside our board, executive leadership team, and more than 40,000 talented, dedicated employees worldwide as we continue to navigate the historic challenges brought about by the pandemic, John said. With our long-term strategic planning process well underway, now is an ideal time to begin the process of handing over the reins to a new CEO who will have the duration and runway to shape and implement execution of our plans in the years ahead.

As we look forward to the future, I am more confident than ever that Four Seasons is well positioned to capitalise on the many growing opportunities within the luxury market globally. I am incredibly grateful to my colleagues worldwide for their unwavering dedication and commitment and look forward to continuing to do all I can to support Four Seasons in the next chapter of its remarkable history.

John joined Four Seasons in 2002 and, after successive leadership roles in the company, was appointed CFO in 2005. In 2018, he was appointed interim-CEO and was permanently appointed to the position in 2019.

Before joining Four Seasons, John spent 14 years at Imax Corp., rising to president, COO and CFO.

He currently serves on the board of directors for Canada Goose Holdings and Imax China Holding.

John has been an incredible partner since he joined Four Seasons two decades ago, said Michael Larson, Chief Investment Officer, Cascade Investment L.L.C. a major shareholder in Four Seasons. A steadfast and strategic business leader, he has led significant growth of the organisation for the benefit of all stakeholders. With his deep financial and operational insight, John has guided the company through some of its biggest challenges, always championing the people and culture of Four Seasons and leading with empathy and integrity. In particular, Johns leadership as CEO guiding the company throughout the pandemic was exceptional, reaffirming the values and commitment to excellence that define Four Seasons. We are grateful for his service and look forward to his continued commitment to Four Seasons in his capacity as a Cascade appointed Board Director

See also: Cascade Affiliate to Buy Controlling Stake in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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