Yibing Mao is the President for Marriott International Inc., for Greater China. She is responsible for the strategic growth and overall operations of the company's hotel portfolio in Greater China which comprises of over 470 operating hotels & resorts under 24 brands across 130 cities.
Ms. Mao joined Marriott in 1996 as a member of the top executive team in the region and held the title of Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Asia Pacific, before stepping down in 2020. In her previous role, she managed a large legal team across seven offices in Asia that was responsible for more than 700 hotels in the region and was actively involved in all aspects of the business, including development, operations, asset management and owner/franchise relations. From 2011 to 2016, Yibing was also in charge of the Department of Asset Management, Financial Analysis and Partnership Relations. In that role, Yibing fostered and managed Marriott’s relationship with real estate developers across Asia Pacific.
Prior to joining Marriott, Ms. Mao held positions at law firms in both the United States and Hong Kong, including McGuireWoods LLP, Slaughter and May and Milbank LLP. From 2021 to February 2023, she was a member of the Board of Directors on the Compensation Committee and Compliance Committee of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed public company.
Ms. Mao is a strong advocate for women's empowerment. She currently serves on the Leadership Council Member of Duke Women’s Impact Network to support the civil right and social action work, which helps building a robust, multigenerational pipeline of women seeking deeper engagement and leadership.
Ms. Mao received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Jilin University. She subsequently graduated from the Master of Law program at Peking University. She then continued her studies in the U.S. where she was awarded a J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law.