Executive Bio - Sean Wooden
Sean Wooden was appointed Vice President of Brand Management, Asia Pacific at Hilton in October 2014. He is responsible for overseeing brand management and brand performance support across Hilton’s portfolio of full and focused service brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton across Asia Pacific.
In this role, Sean leads an international brand performance support team in growing relationships with owner and management company representatives to develop and implement successful and measurable programs aimed at driving revenue, loyalty, culture and quality control as the brands continue to expand rapidly in the region.
Sean started his career at Hilton as a head chef at Hilton Portsmouth in the United Kingdom in 1990. He subsequently held a number of senior management roles including director of business development at one of Hilton’s large convention properties, several hotel general manager roles and was most recently senior director of Brand Performance Support for the Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton brand portfolios across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Sean holds a diploma in Catering and Hospitality from Highbury Tec Cosham Portsmouth and has undertaken extensive senior leadership development programs within Hilton.
In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family, fishing for carp, music, customizing Lambrettas, and playing football.
Sean is English and is married to Justine who is from New Zealand and has two children, Daniel (28), Elena (6) and a grandson, Marley (2).