On the move

Schmid joins as Complex GM

Al Jaddaf Rotana Complex has appointed Stefan Schmid as Complex General Manager of Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel, Arabian Park Dubai - Edge by Rotana, and Park Apartments Dubai - Edge by Rotana. Prior to this, Schmid was General Manager of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai.


Valencia is Director, Residences

Four Seasons Private Residences Bahrain Bay has named Valencia Albuquerque, a Four Seasons veteran of 17 years, as Director of Residences. Her first Four Seasons appointment was in 2007 as a Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, before moving to Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi.


Vohra to head cluster commercial

Pranav Vohra has been appointed as the new Cluster Commercial Director of IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City. Vohra’s distinguished international career in commercial management, including senior roles at esteemed hotel properties, showcases a proven track record of exceptional performance.


Action Hotels appoints CEO and Director of Operations

Action Hotels Company (AHC) has made two key appointments to elevate hospitality excellence and service. Yasser Ahmed has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ahmed is a seasoned hospitality executive with over 30 years of experience. He has been an integral part of Action Hotels Company since 2019. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer. Nicolas Anghelopoulos has been appointed as the Director of Operations. Prior to this, he was Area General Manager of Action Hotels in Oman and Jordan.


Jazeera Airways announces CEO

Jazeera Airways has appointed Barathan Pasupathi (Bara), a former CFO of Jazeera Airways, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Jazeera Airways. Bara returns to the Kuwaiti’s airline with over 30 years of experience in aviation, oil and gas, and supply chain management.


Neeraja joins Radisson

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Neeraja Rahul, as Responsible Business Coordinator to drive the Group’s journey towards Net Zero. She will lead this initiative in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman and Qatar, driving the group’s journey towards achieving Net Zero by 2050.


Rajah joins Red Sea Global

Rajah Abli Blay has been appointed the Lead Resilience, Crisis & Corporate Communications – Senior Manager at Red Sea Global, a PIF company, in Riyadh. Prior to this, she was Associate Director at APCO Worldwide and Head of Communications and Marketing at Atout France Middle East.


Kempinski Hotels announces COO switch

Kempinski Hotels recently initiated a strategic realignment in its operational leadership by switching the COOs. Xavier Destribats, who has held the position of Chief Operations Officer for The Americas for the past seven years, will transition back to Geneva to oversee the European region alongside his existing responsibilities. Destribats joined Kempinski in 2011. Timur Sentuerk, who has been responsible for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), will relocate to Dubai to concentrate solely on the Middle East and Africa. Sentuerk, joined Kempinski in 2022.


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