Business Roundtable Statement on the Passing of Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson

February 16, 2021

Business Roundtable today released the following statement on the passing of Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson:

“It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of Arne Sorenson, whom we cherished as a best-in-class business leader and dear friend,” said Business Roundtable Chairman Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart. “Arne embodied all of the values of true leadership. He was bold and decisive, candid and compassionate. The CEOs of Business Roundtable share the grief felt by the thousands of Marriott associates around the world who mourn this tragic loss. We extend our deepest sympathies to Arne’s wife and children and all who knew and loved him.”
“Arne’s leadership extended far beyond the hospitality industry. As a revered member of the Business Roundtable Board of Directors, Arne brought a love of country and a relentless focus on the health and well-being of workers and communities everywhere,” said Business Roundtable President & CEO Joshua Bolten. “Arne’s unwavering integrity and profound humanity made us all better. He will be sorely missed.”