Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2012

Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50, the only list that recognises and celebrates the top 50 hotel professionals working in the Middle East hospitality industry.
# Name Job Title Company
1 Gerald Lawless President and Group CEO Jumeirah Group
2 Rudi Jagersbacher Area President Middle East and Africa Hilton Worldwide
3 Guido de Wilde Senior Vice President and Regional Director — Middle East Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
4 Selim El Zyr Co-founder, President and CEO Rotana
5 Alex Kyriakidis President and Managing Director – Middle East and Africa JW Marriott Kuwait City
6 Christophe Landais Managing Director Accor
7 Pascal Gauvin Chief Operating Officer for India, the Middle East and Africa InterContinental Hotels Group
8 Michel Noblet Chief Executive Officer Hospitality Management Holdings
9 Amine E. Moukarzel President Golden Tulip
10 Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi President and CEO Millennium and Copthorne Hotels
11 Bani Haddad Regional Vice President Middle EAst & Africa Wyndham Hotels Group
12 Sami Nasser VP Operations, Sofitel Middle East, Egypt and Indian Ocean and GM Sofitel
13 Mark Willis Area Vice President for the Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa The Rezidor Hotel Group
14 Pascal Duchauffour Area Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
15 Peter Fulton Managing Director Hyatt Hotels
16 David Roberts Executive VP, Middle East & Africa Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
17 Ulrich T. Eckhardt President Middle East & Africa Kempinski Hotels
18 Simon P. Casson Regional Vice President and General Manager Four Seasons Hotel
19 Andreas Mattmüller COO Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
20 Fadi M. Mazkour Regional Director, Founder Al Hokair Group
21 Mohammed H. Arkobi VP & MD Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI)
22 Hussein Ali Hatata Vice President – Hotels Division Al Khozama Management Company
23 Kevin Wallace President and CEO Jebel Ali International Hotels
24 Ziyad Bin Mahfouz President Elaf Group of Companies
25 Sultan B. Al Otaibi General Manager Makarim Hospitality Group
None Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla Chief Executive Officer Katara Hospitality
27 Raj Shetty Chairman & Managing Worker Ramee Group of Hotels & Resorts
28 Magdi Samman Regional Director of Operations & Development Swiss-Belhotel International
29 Glenn De Souza VP Intl Operations – Asia & Middle East Best Western International (BWI)
30 Simon Coombs President & Chief Executive Officer Shaza Hotels
31 Hatem Gasmi Founder, Managing Director Auris Hotel Management
32 Michel Koopman Director of Operations Anantara Resorts
33 Serge Zaalof President/Managing Director Atlantis The Palm
34 Peter Blackburn President and CEO Cristal Hotels
35 Mohamed Awadalla Area Vice President Time Hotels Management
36 Darroch Crawford Managing Director Premier Inn Middle East
37 Tarek El Sherif Managing Director V.Five Continents Hospitality Group
38 Carl Henderson General Manager Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
39 Vatché Yergatian CEO Le Mirage Hospitality
40 Dr Ali Kasapbashi Group General Manager Bin Majid Beach Hotel
41 Shuja Zaidi GM and Vice President of Projects Makkah Hilton & Towers
42 Bernhard Haechler Vice President/General Manager Shangri-La Hotel
43 Jiri Kobos Vice President Operations Dusit International
44 Samir Daqqaq Senior Vice President, Development, Middle East and Africa The Oetker Collection
45 Paul Arnold Vice President Development − Europe, Middle East and Africa Rosewood Hotels
46 Abdin Nasralla Vice President Meydan
47 Anton Bawab Regional President Viceroy Holdings
48 Anders Dimblad Area GM Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
49 Russel Sharpe Chief Operating Officer Citymax Hotels
50 Daniele Vastolo Group Director of Operations Nikki Beach