Leadership Team

Vasant M. Prabhu

Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer,
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Vasant M. Prabhu is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Reporting to Frits van Paasschen, Chief Executive Officer, Vasant is responsible for the accounting, tax, treasury, strategic planning, corporate development and risk management functions of the corporation.

Vasant is a seasoned, established business leader with more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and management. Prior to joining Starwood in December 2003, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Safeway Inc., one of North America’s largest food retailers. Vasant’s background also includes senior executive positions such as President of Information and Media Group for The McGraw Hill Companies, where he managed a $1 billion division with more than 4,000 employees, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Pepsi Cola International, where he was responsible for the company’s franchise and owned operations in more than 100 countries.

Vasant holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India.

He is based at Starwood’s corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT.