The luxury hotelier wants a boss who can run with the job. The hospitality industry leader, which is 95-percent owned by Bill Gates and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, wants new blood to lead the growth.
Katie Taylor, former chief exec of Four Seasons, resigned in February, after a 24-year tenure with the company.
The respective investment companies owned by the prince and Gates plan to significantly expand on the number of properties of the storied luxury brand to 150 properties from its current 90 locations.
As headhunters look for a new leader for the company, Four Seasons is being run by a nine-person committee. There are said to be internal candidates, but no one will be startled if the new boss is an outsider more in tune with its owners’ ambitions.