Getting to know: Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief HR Officer (Asia Pacific) of Marriott International

Regan Taikitsadaporn - Chief of Staff Asia Interview IV-23-09 Marriott HotelsIn the previous extracts of the exclusive interview with Chief of Staff Asia, Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief HR Officer, Asia Pacific at Marriott International, detailed his efforts in enhancing talent attraction and development, implementing a ‘glocalised’ approach to diversity initiatives, and sustaining Marriott’s strong HR leadership.

Catch some more personal insights about Regan Taikitsadaporn in this last segment of our exclusive feature.

Job title and geographical scope: Chief HR Officer, Asia Pacific

Company: Marriott International

Years in the role: 10 years

Location: Hong Kong

Family status: Married

Academic background: Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration (1993); and Master of Management Degree at Chulalongkorn University’s Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (2022)

Corporate background: 29 years in HR, with the last 23 years at Marriott International in various HR Business Partner roles in Thailand, Hong Kong, and the US.

Favourite author: John Grisham

Favourite music: Contemporary Christian worship music

Go-to quote on leadership: “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.” Leadership guru John C. Maxwell



Industry: Hospitality

Regional headquarters: Hong Kong

Offices in Southeast Asia:

  • Jakarta
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Manilla
  • Singapore
  • Bangkok
  • Ho Chi Minh City

Number of employees: 140,000 in Asia-Pacific

HR focus areas:

  • Company culture
  • Learning and Development
  • Human Capital planning

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