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Hilton confirms Emma Banks' appointment to EMEA team

Hotelier Middle East Staff, February 10th, 2019

After sister title Caterer Middle East revealed Emma Banks' departure from JRG Dubai, Hilton has now confirmed the appointment of Banks as vice president, F&B strategy & development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Based at Hilton’s MEA area office in Dubai, Banks will report to Hilton president EMEA Simon Vincent, and will lead F&B strategy, as well as concept and product solution development and implementation across EMEA. In addition, she will oversee the sourcing and management of third-party restaurant brand and operator relationships to support Hilton’s trading and future pipeline of hotels.

She joins Hilton from the Jumeirah Restaurant Group, the dedicated restaurant division of the UAE-based Jumeirah Group, where she was managing director, and has worked across both the UK and the Middle East throughout her career.

Banks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Leeds University.