Carlson appoints David Berg as chief operating officer

The global hospitality and travel company, which includes the Radisson Blu brand, said Berg will lead Carlson's hotel business around the world with a hand in overall strategy while the company's 'global hotel team' will report directly to him.

Carlson has announced the appointment of David Berg as chief operating officer
Carlson has announced the appointment of David Berg as chief operating officer

Berg was previously the president of Outback Steakhouse International with responsibility for more than 200 restaurants in 20 countries.

He also worked with the US mobile phone operator Verizon and the health and supplement retailer GNC in senior roles.

Carlson, which employs 175,000 people worldwide, operates more than 1,300 hotels, including Radisson, Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson, as well as 900 TGI Friday restaurants.

At Carlson, Berg will report directly to Trudy Rautio, the chief executive and president of the company.

"David brings to Carlson a broad set of leadership capabilities including growing businesses and leading organizations through strategic change to deliver results and build long-term shareholder value," said Rautio.

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