On the Move

New country manager for Oman Air

Jamal Al Azki has joined as country manager for the Sultanate of Oman for the country’s national airline Oman Air. Al Azki has worked for Oman Air since 2009 – his most recent appointment was country manager, UK and Ireland, for Oman Air. His career in aviation began with the Royal Oman Air Force.



Promotion in Hurghada hotel

Steigenberger Aqua Magic in Hurghada, Egypt, has announced the promotion of Wael Aboelseoud as the new hotel manager from the post of executive assistant manager. The Egyptian national joined the opening team of the hotel in August 2013. He has 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry.



Nexa gets GM for hospitality

Nexa, the Dubai-based integrated digital marketing specialist, has appointed Dan Cross as the general manager of Nexa Hospitality, the company’s new hospitality division. Cross will lead Nexa’s development of the company’s presence in this key vertical sector in the Middle East.



Grand Millennium hires HR director 

The Grand Millennium Dubai has appointed a new director of human resources, Mohamed Abbas Elaraki, and one of his first initiatives has been to set up an employee welfare committee. Elaraki is a seasoned professional associated with a number of five star hotels in the UAE for over a decade.



First Central hires EAM

First Central Hotel Apartments has appointed Jihad Fattouh as executive assistant manager (EAM), providing day-to-day leadership and direction by maximising financial returns, driving the development of the team, as well as creating and maintaining a unique experience for both leisure and business travellers.



Jamal returns to Taj

The Indian Hotels Company Limited has appointed Farhat Jamal as senior vice president – operations, where he will be responsible for hotel operations in Western India and Africa. Jamal is returning to the Taj family from Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts where he was based in New Delhi overseeing its India operations.



Jannah assigns Erraji to key role

Abdellatif Erraji has been appointed to manage two important properties for Jannah Hotels & Resorts in Dubai – the Jannah Place Dubai Marina and Marina Bay Suites by Jannah. Erraji is passionate about using technology to develop the service industry and demonstrates a positive approach to work.



Farsound appoints Mideast BDM

Farsound Aviation, a leading supply chain and logistics solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Jameel Ul Rahman to the position of business development manager, Middle East. With extensive logistics and warehousing experience, his role is to build on and expand Farsound’s existing customer base.



Rotana appoints Cluster GM

Rotana Hotels Management Corporation has appointed Mrad El Khoury as the general manager for Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa and cluster general manager for the Cove Rotana, effective September 2015, to enhance further the business and brand reputation in both the emirates.



Moukarzel joins Louvre

Rami A. Moukarzel has joined Louvre Hotels Group with the mandate to grow its presence in the Middle East and North Africa region in his capacity as vice-president, development and acquisitions. He began his career in 2002 and has held several operational positions in Beirut, Paris and Dubai.