Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Diagnosed With Stage 2 Pancreatic Cancer

May 3, 2019

Friday morning, Marriott released a statement regarding the health of CEO Arne Sorenson.

“Sorenson was diagnosed on Wednesday with stage 2 pancreatic cancer,” the statement reads. “Sorenson, 60, received the diagnosis from a medical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a series of tests.”

The cancer was discovered early and hasn’t spread, according to Sorenson. “The medical team – and I – are confident that we can realistically aim for a complete cure,” he said in the statement. “In the meantime, I intend to continue working at the company I love. Let me make one request, look ahead with me.”

Sorenson has been the CEO of Marriott since 2012 and is the only person outside the Marriott family to lead the company. As of now, he plans on remaining CEO while undergoing treatment. Sorenson will begin chemotherapy therapy next week, and his doctors are expecting surgery by the end of 2019.

“We have great work underway at Marriott,” Sorenson said. “I am as excited by what we can accomplish together as I have ever been,”

Everyone at TPG wishes him a swift, successful treatment and a healthy recovery.

Featured image courtesy of Marriott. 

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