Expedia CEO to step down, succession plan announced

Expedia Group appoints Ariane Gorin as Expedia Group’s CEO, effective of May 13. Gorin will succeed Peter Kern, who has served as the company’s CEO since 2020. After completing his contract as CEO, Kern will continue to serve as the company’s vice chairman and member of the board of directors, working with Gorin to drive a smooth transition. Gorin has also been elected to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Gorin has held various executive roles at Expedia Group since 2013, most recently as president of Expedia for Business, where she delivered  financial results including B2B revenue growth of 33 percent in 2023 vs. 2022. As president of Expedia for Business, Gorin led the company’s global supply partner group, advertising business and B2B partner network that supports global brands with travel tech.

“Ariane Gorin is a superb executive that all of us at Expedia Group and our board have worked with for ten years. We very much wanted an internal candidate to succeed to the CEO position, and following a comprehensive search, the Board determined Ariane was the best candidate given her exemplary leadership,”  Barry Diller, Expedia Group’s chairman and senior executive, said in a statement.

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to lead Expedia Group as we build on the foundations established by Peter, our leadership team, and our global workforce," Gorin said. "Leading our multibillion-dollar B2B business has been an incredible experience and I look forward to even greater growth ahead for the entire company. It’s an exciting time in the company’s history, and I’m energized by the opportunities ahead for our employees, travelers, and partners."