Gebhard F. Rainer, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Gebhard F. Rainer was appointed as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in August 2012. Most recently, Mr. Rainer served as Managing Director for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts for the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region, overseeing all aspects of Hyatt’s business in the region. Mr. Rainer joined Hyatt as a Director of Finance in Saudi Arabia, and then assumed responsibilities in project management and asset management, as well as senior roles in finance, in various locations throughout Eastern Europe. In 1994, Mr. Rainer was appointed Hyatt's Director of Finance for EAME with responsibility for 25 hotels and the regional IT function, including setting up Hyatt’s first Shared Services Center in Mainz, Germany. In 1999, he was appointed to the position of Vice President – Hotel Finance & Technology for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, based in Chicago, with responsibility for all international operations. Mr. Rainer has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, and has extensive international experience, having lived in the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and the United States.