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In a significant development for Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), Iris Knobloch, President of the renowned Cannes Film Festival, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Hailing from Munich, Germany, and currently residing in Paris, France, Knobloch brings a wealth of international experience and a trilingual proficiency in German, French, and English to her new role. Her distinguished career includes serving on the boards of prestigious organizations such as Lazard, Inc., Deezer SA, and Accor Hotels, showcasing her exceptional leadership and strategic acumen.

As the first female president in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, Knobloch has made groundbreaking contributions to the entertainment industry, mirroring Vail Resorts’ commitment to innovation and excellence. Her appointment underscores the company’s dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion at the highest levels of leadership.

“I am thrilled to join the board of directors at Vail Resorts during this exciting period of growth and expansion,” said Knobloch. “As both a business leader and a champion of cultural diversity, I look forward to leveraging my experience to support the company’s international strategy and enhance the guest experience.”

With Knobloch’s appointment, Vail Resorts reaffirms its commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to guests across the globe while maintaining a steadfast dedication to sustainability and community engagement.

Vail Resorts is a network of the best destination and close-to-home ski resorts in the world, offering an Experience of a Lifetime to guests and team members alike. Committed to sustainability and community engagement, the company aims to reach a zero net operating footprint by 2030 while supporting employees, communities, and broadening engagement in the sport.

Elena Leo is the Arts & Lifestyle Editor of Ikon London Magazine.