President and CEO, Expedia Group, Inc.
Mark D. Okerstrom is President and Chief Executive Officer of Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) which operates a portfolio of over 200 of the world’s leading online travel sites and related travel services across 75 countries around the globe including Expedia, Hotels.com, Expedia Partner Solutions, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, CheapTickets, ebookers, CarRentals.com, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Wotif, Egencia, HomeAway and trivago. Okerstrom is a member of the Board of Directors of Expedia Group and also is a member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of trivago N.V. (NASDAQ: TRVG).
Prior to his appointment to the position of President and CEO in August 2017, Okerstrom served as Expedia Group’s Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all aspects of finance, corporate strategy, M&A, and Expedia Group’s eCommerce Platform Group. He first joined the company in 2006, and in 2009 he was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development and Strategy where he led Expedia Group’s global M&A activity around the world. In 2011 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and added all Global Finance functions to his areas of responsibility. In 2014 he was elevated to the position of EVP of Operations and CFO, adding oversight of Expedia Group’s eCommerce Platform team to his remit.
Prior to joining Expedia Group, Okerstrom was a consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and San Francisco, and worked for 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 earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Harvard Business School and holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of British Columbia.
Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Welcome and Opening Keynote