Peter Palandjian, as Chief Executive Officer, oversees Intercontinental, with primary responsibility for strategic planning and direction of all company activities. Mr. Palandjian is a member of Intercontinental’s Investment and Executive Committees.
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); Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC); and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM). Mr. Palandjian serves or has served as a board member of numerous corporate and not-for-profit organizations including: the Dana Farber Cancer Institute; O’Neill and Associates; Leader Bank; Sovereign Bank; Belmont Retirement Board; Harvard’s Varsity Club; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Taubman Center; American Friends of Yitzhak Rabin; Fessenden School; Mikva Challenge; Children’s Museum of Boston; Boys and Girls Club of Boston; International Tennis Hall of Fame; Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), and the Purple Heart Service Foundation.
Mr. Palandjian was a two-time Harvard Captain and world ranked tennis player on the ATP tour. Mr. Palandjian earned his B.A. from Harvard University in 1987 and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1993.
In July 2020, Peter Palandjian founded A Day for Democracy, a non-partisan initiative to encourage business leaders across the U.S. to pledge to help their employees access their right to vote in the 2020 local, state and federal elections. The initiative asks CEOs to either pledge give their employees time of to vote or help their employees register to vote.
More than 330 CEOs representing more than 1.5 million employees across America have signed the pledge as of October 2020.