HMH appoints new CEO

HMH appoints new CEO
Aboudi Asali
Published: 24 April 2017 - 1:16 a.m.
By: Devina Divecha

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has appointed Aboudi Asali as its chief executive officer (CEO).

Asali joins HMH with more than 20 years of hospitality experience, starting at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

After several years in operations, Asali joined Arthur Andersen as a real estate and hospitality consultant in Bahrain and then London.

He returned to the Middle East in 2002 as the vice president international lodging development for Marriott International where, during his tenure, he signed more than 40 hotels across the region.

In 2012, he established a company to guide hotel operators and owners in the Middle East and Africa region and negotiated a number of contracts with Hilton, IHG, and Starwood.

His last position was as senior vice president development at Jumeirah Group where he was responsible for the expansion of both the Jumeirah and the Venu lifestyle brand, in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Europe. 

His predecessor at HMH, Laurent Voivenel, has joined Swiss-Belhotel as its senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India.

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