Speaker: Catherine Powell, Global Head of Hosting Airbnb

Catherine Powell leads Airbnb’s global integrated hosting team, which includes Airbnb Homes and Experiences, and delivers best-in-class, quality hosting. Her responsibilities include overseeing the host insights and research team, as well as developing new products and features for Airbnb’s host community.

Prior to Airbnb, Powell was at Disney for more than 15 years where she most recently served as President of Disney Parks Western Region in the United States and Disneyland Paris in France. Before that, Powell served as Présidente for the Euro Disney Group, operator of Europe’s leading tourist destination, Disneyland Paris. Prior to joining Disney, Powell worked for BBC Worldwide for seven years. Powell is a graduate of Oxford University where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and lives in Los Angeles with her family.