Craig Smith

Group President, Asia Pacific

Craig Smith is Group President, Asia Pacific for Marriott International. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of all operational and development functions spanning 24 countries and territories and 23 brands. He oversees more than 780 open hotels and 135,000 people.

Prior to his current position, Craig served two-and-a-half years as President of Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin American region. Before moving to the Caribbean and Latin American region in 2011, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Asia Pacific.

As a son of an American diplomat, Craig has lived in 13 countries, working in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Australia. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.

Craig has earned an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, an Executive MBA from Sao Paulo Business School, and a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University. An alumnus of Harvard Business School, he graduated with the 188th Advanced Management Program.