Global VP, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity Operations, Marriott International

Denise Naguib, Board Chair

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Denise Naguib moved to Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon, where she attended the University of Oregon. She earned a BS in geography with an emphasis on biological and human impacts on the environment. Denise became involved with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, implementing environmental education programs globally. In 2005, she moved to the Cayman Islands to implement Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program at The Ritz-Carlton, then moved to Washington, DC, to expand the Cousteau program, as well as develop the environmental strategy. Denise joined the Global Operations division at Marriott International in 2010 and continued her work on sustainability strategy. In 2012, Denise became Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. Since launching the company’s new Sustainability and Social Impact platform and goals in November 2017, Denise is working on projects including responsible sourcing, reducing waste including food waste and increasing spend with diverse businesses globally.