On the move

Khan appointed Chef De Cuisine

Usman Khan has been appointed the Chef De Cuisine at Ba – Boldly Asian at Fairmont The Palm. In 2017, Khan’s career in the UAE kickstarted as the Head Chef at KATSUYA in Madinat Jumeirah, before moving across various KATSUYA locations.


Carnival Corporation makes key management changes

Carnival Corporation has made some key changes in its leadership roles. Arnold Donald, currently President and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Vice Chair and Member of the Boards of Directors. Donald was named President and CEO for Carnival Corporation & plc in 2013. Josh Weinstein, currently Chief Operations Officer for the company, has been appointed President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. In his most recent assignment for the past two years as Carnival Corporation & plc’s Chief Operations Officer, Weinstein oversaw all major operational functions.


Reppuhn joins Chedi Muscat

James Reppuhn has been appointed Executive Chef at The Chedi Muscat in Oman. Reppuhn was invited to serve on the International Judges Panel Culinary Competition in Southeast Asia and was conferred with the Chaine Des Rostisseurs De Chine Certificate. 


Dickinson leads global events

The Global Events Industry Association has appointed Geoff Dickinson, CEO of dmg events, as their President for 2024. In 2021, Dickinson was appointed to the Advisory Board of Dubai International Chamber, by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


Rotana appoints Silva

Rotana has appointed Miguel Silva as Corporate Director of Food & Beverage. Silva is a seasoned F&B professional with 18 years of experience. He has worked for Hilton and Marriott. Most recently, he served as Director of Food and Beverage at Grosvenor House.


Tripadvisor appoints new CEO

Tripadvisor has appointed Matt Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1. Most recently, Goldberg served as Executive Vice President, North America, and Global Operations at The Trade Desk. Goldberg has worked in renowned companies such as News Corp.


De Luca is new Bar Manager

Antonio De Luca has been appointed the new Bar Manager at Off the Wall, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown. Originally from Italy, De Luca’s career as a mixologist has seen him travel across the globe as a bartender and gain experience. He is a professionally trained mixologist.


Allaf joins Jeddah Marriott Hotel

Muntaser Allaf has been appointed General Manager of the recently opened Jeddah Marriott Hotel Madinah Road in Saudi Arabia. Allaf has more than 26 years of experience in hospitality. He began his career with the Detroit Marriott in 1996, ahead of several Marriott brands.


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