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Radha Arora - President
Mr. Arora was named President of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts in September 2011. He brings 30 years of luxury hospitality leadership experience to his role, including serving in top positions at some of the world’s finest and most celebrated luxury hotels. Mr. Arora joins the company from Four Seasons, where he was a 16-year veteran. His most recent position was Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, as well as presiding over Four Seasons properties in the western U.S. and South Pacific. In his role as President, Mr. Arora leads the operation of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and oversees the company’s growth efforts, which includes doubling the number of properties currently under management and expanding into new markets, including Asia. Mr. Arora received a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.
Stephen Miano - Vice President of Finance
Stephen Miano joined Rosewood in 2000 as Regional Controller at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Prior to Rosewood, he spent 11 years with Four Seasons Hotels as a property financial controller and as Corporate Director of Finance in Hong Kong. His 20 years of experience in operations finance at properties in North America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Asia brings a diverse international perspective to the organization. Stephen has a bachelor's degree in hotel administration from Cornell University and a master's degree in accounting and information systems from University of Texas at Dallas, and he is a licensed certified public accountant in Texas.
Susan Aldridge - Senior Vice President of Legal and General Counsel
Formerly international counsel with Exxon Mobil responsible for major transactions, Ms. Aldridge returned to the Rosewood family in 2000. Prior to law school she was Tax Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Director of Taxation for The Rosewood Corporation. She is responsible for all of the legal affairs of the company. Ms. Aldridge, a lawyer and certified public accountant, holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and a degree in business administration from the University of Memphis.
George Fong - Senior Vice President of Architecture & Design
George Fong rejoined Rosewood in 2007 as Vice President of Architecture & Design after six years as Vice President of Technical Services & Project Management for Starwood's St. Regis and Luxury Collection brands. In his position, Mr. Fong brings 27 years of international experience in the luxury hotel sector to bear on Rosewood design and construction projects. Prior to St. Regis, Mr. Fong was the Vice President of Design & Construction and a partner with Foresthills Hotels & Resorts. He had been with Rosewood in various positions from 1985 until his departure in 1998 as the Vice President of Design & Construction. He is a graduate of the London City and Guilds Institute.
Elias Assaly - Vice President of Operations Development
Elias Assaly returned to Rosewood in April of 2007 as Vice President of Operations Development. In this position, he provides operational support and direction for acquisitions and projects under development. A Rosewood veteran, he served as Managing Director of Hotel Crescent Court from 2000 to 2004 before leaving to open the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Prior to Rosewood, Mr. Assaly opened the W San Francisco for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and he worked for several luxury hotel companies including Hyatt and Ritz Carlton. He holds a BS from the American University of Beirut and a master's degree from Oklahoma State University.
Sheri Line - Vice President of Human Resources
As Vice President of Human Resources at Rosewood, Sheri Line is responsible for aligning the Human Resources function as a strategic partner providing direction for operational needs. Ms. Line has implemented programs in training, development and global recruiting and strengthened internal communications. She has also created policies and standards that provide flexibility in addressing property-specific needs. Ms. Line brings to her role a wealth of experience in corporate, regional and international human resources. Prior to joining Rosewood in 2003, she served as Director of Human Resources for Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., and she spent 13 years with Wyndham International in various positions including Vice President of Human Resources Operations.
Erin Green - Vice President of Development/The Americas
Erin Green joined Rosewood in 2012, bringing strong experience in both finance and development to his position. He most recently served as Senior Director of Development with Hilton Worldwide, overseeing the growth of the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands across Europe and Africa. Mr. Green's prior experience includes development roles with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, with specific responsibility for W Hotels in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as financial and strategic planning positions with American Express, Micromuse, Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and Bain & Company. Mr. Green holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Paul Arnold - Vice President of Development/Europe, Middle East & Africa
Paul Arnold was appointed to Rosewood's Development team in 2011. Mr. Arnold is responsible for leading Rosewood's expansion initiatives across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Mr. Arnold worked globally with Ernst & Young for 12 years, five of which were spent in the United States before relocating to the Dubai office where he helped establish, and eventually became responsible for leading, the firm's real estate, hospitality and leisure advisory services practice across the Middle East and North Africa region. He began his career in the hosptality industry in operational roles at several hotels in the United States. Mr. Arnold is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.
James Simmonds - Vice President of Development/Asia Pacific
James Simmonds joined Rosewood in 2012. Mr. Simmonds’ role is to focus on the development and expansion of Rosewood in Asia Pacific. He is responsible for sourcing management and joint venture deals within the region. Prior to joining Rosewood, Mr. Simmonds worked in the United Arab Emirates for Mubadala Development Company (an investment company owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi) and IFA Hotels & Resorts (a mixed-use developer), and previously in London for professional services firms Deloitte and Ernst & Young. He has a range of experience across hotel consulting, asset management, development and investment and has represented hotel owners, working with operating partners including Fairmont Raffles, Four Seasons, Kempinski, MGM Mirage, Mövenpick, Rosewood, Sun International and Viceroy. Mr. Simmonds graduated from the University of Surrey, UK, with first-class honors in hotel management.