Peter Kern

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Expedia Group

Peter Kern Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Peter Kern is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Expedia Group. Mr. Kern has been a director of Expedia Group since completion of the IAC/Expedia Group Spin-Off and has served as Vice Chairman of Expedia Group since June 2018. Mr. Kern has spent decades in leadership roles in public and private settings, most recently as the CEO of Tribune Media and Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners VII, LP, a private equity firm. Prior to joining InterMedia, Mr. Kern was Senior Managing Director and Principal of Alpine Capital LLC. Prior to Alpine Capital, Mr. Kern founded Gemini Associates in 1996 and served as President from its inception through its merger with Alpine Capital in 2001. Prior to founding Gemini Associates, Mr. Kern was at the Home Shopping Network and Whittle Communications. Mr. Kern has served on the Board of Directors of Tribune Media Company since October 2016, where he currently also serves as Chief Executive Officer, as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., a publicly-traded Spanish-language media company, since April 2013, and since 2016, as a member of Supervisory Board of trivago N.V., a majority-owned subsidiary of Expedia Group. Mr. Kern also serves on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Kern holds a B.S. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sessions

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM EST

Executive Interview: Reinventing the OTA

Smaller, leaner, tighter, faster – that's the recipe for Expedia's longevity as it wiggles out of crisis mode. Vrbo has shined as home rentals take center stage – but how long will that trend continue? Expedia's CEO talks about his most interesting, first full year at the helm and what's next for the travel giant.

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