Who is Sandeep Walia?
Sandeep Walia is the Chief Operating Officer for Marriott International in the Middle East, where he oversees the operations of over 230 hotels and more than 110 properties in the pipeline across 12 countries. With over 25 years of international experience in the hotel industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge in luxury hospitality, delivering operational and financial excellence, creating market-leading returns, and establishing mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with stakeholders.
Sandeep approaches leadership with a commitment to teamwork and collaboration. He is dedicated to developing high-performing teams, encouraging them to align with the company’s values and business goals. His understanding of global market trends and consumer needs informs his strategic vision. Sandeep’s educational background includes an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an Executive Coach certification from Bossert Associates Coaching Academy. He is genuinely passionate about nurturing leadership qualities in others and contributing positively to the hospitality industry.