Peter Palandjian, as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President, oversees the affiliated Intercontinental operating companies, with primary responsibility for strategic planning and direction of all company activities. Mr. Palandjian is a member of Intercontinental’s Investment and Senior Management Committee.
Prior to joining Intercontinental in 1993, Mr. Palandjian worked as the assistant to the CEO of Staples, Inc. and as an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company.
Mr. Palandjian holds memberships with the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA); the New England Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP); and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM). Mr. Palandjian has also been active on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards. He presently serves as a board member of several institutions including: Dana Farber Cancer Institute; O’Neill and Associates; Leader Bank; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (“LAANE”); Mikva Challenge; Harvard’s Varsity Club; the Taubman Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the Purple Heart Service Foundation. Mr. Palandjian is also Trustee Emeritus at The Fessenden School.
Mr. Palandjian works on behalf of Harvard University as a volunteer undergraduate admissions interviewer. Mr. Palandjian was a two-time Harvard Captain and world ranked tennis player on the ATP tour. Mr. Palandjian, born 1964, earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1987 and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1993.