Jochem-Jan Sleiffer is responsible for Hilton’s portfolio of managed full service hotels in Continental Europe. In this role, he oversees trading and pipeline properties in more than 25 countries and territories, including the recently opened, Hilton Lake Como near the shores of the picturesque Italian location and Hilton Astana in Kazakhstan.
Jochem-Jan graduated from high school in Huizen, the Netherlands, before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management (1990) and an EMBA degree in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership (2014).
Having joined Hilton as Chief Steward at Hilton Amsterdam in 1990, he has held a number of roles across Europe over the past 28 years, including in Belgium, UK, France and Greece – where he managed the successful renovation and re-opening of the 453-room Hilton Athens.
He was General Manager of Hilton London Olympia, Hilton Brussels, Area General Manager of Hilton Paddington and Hilton London Euston as well as Country General Manager for France, overseeing seven hotels.
In January 2013, Jochem-Jan was promoted to Area Vice President for Northern and Central Europe, expanding his role to include responsibility for all full service hotels in Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe in July 2015.
In January 2017 he was promoted to Senior Vice President Operations, Continental Europe, a newly created position which oversees a portfolio of 56 Hilton managed hotels, with a focus on maximizing performance, ownership relations and guest service innovation.
Dutch, English and French