Miguel Ko

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Independent Non-Executive Director

Miguel was appointed a Non-executive Director of Merlin Entertainments with effect from 1 September 2013, conditional on IPO taking place. He was appointed a Non-executive Director of the Company on 20 October 2013.

Miguel is currently Non-executive Chairman of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Asia Pacific Division. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of Formula One (Delta Topco Limited), Samsonite International S.A., Changi Airport Group and Surbana International Consultants Holdings. From 2000 to 2012, Miguel was Chairman and President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. Before joining Starwood, he was President, Asia Pacific of Pepsi-Cola International & ITT Sheraton Corporation. Miguel received his B.A. in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Boston and Master in Business Administration from Suffolk University, United States. He is also a non-practising Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed by the State Board of Accountancy in the State of New Hampshire, United States.