Mark Okerstrom

President & CEO
Expedia Group, Inc.

Mark Okerstrom President & CEO
Mark D. Okerstrom has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Expedia, Inc. since August 2017, and is also a member of Expedia’s Board of Directors.

Previously, Okerstrom served as Expedia’s Executive Vice President of Operations, and Chief Financial Officer since September 2011. Okerstrom also served as Expedia’s Secretary from October 2011 until April 2012. As CFO, Okerstrom was responsible for all aspects of finance, including planning & analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, internal audit, procurement, real estate, and investor relations, as well as corporate strategy and M&A for Expedia, Inc. Okerstrom’s role was expanded in 2014, adding responsibility for Expedia’s eCommerce Platform Group, which includes centralized technology, payments, risk, and global customer operations. Joining Expedia in 2006, Okerstrom served as Senior Director, Corporate Development and Strategy, Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development until 2011.

Prior to joining Expedia, Okerstrom was a consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and San Francisco, and worked with UBS Investment Bank in London. Prior to that, Okerstrom practiced as an attorney with the global law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.

Okerstrom is currently a member of the supervisory board of trivago, N.V., a majority-owned subsidiary of Expedia.
Okerstrom holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a law degree from the University of British Columbia.

Sessions

Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Executive Interview: Expedia

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to innovation and quick adaptation. Can a company with more than 20 brands selling across a growing swath of travel products and services successfully leverage its platforms and talent base to achieve excellence at everything simultaneously? Can it deliver a connected and seamless consumer experience - and beat its main rival to the punch? Two years after taking the reins, we talk with Expedia's CEO about the tech and marketplace trends capturing his attention, and his plans to maintain the company's position as the leader in global travel sales.

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