Hilton Worldwide appoints new KSA management team
Hotel group welcomes new VP of operations and country director for HR
Hilton Worldwide has made two key changes to its KSA management team with the appointments of Mahmoud Mokhtar as vice president of operations and Fawaz Moumina as country director for human resources.
These latest senior appointments form part of the hotel group's expansion strategy in the country as it prepares to open 16 new hotels within the next four years.
“Hilton Worldwide enjoys a proud reputation in KSA and the experience, capability and stature of these two senior executives will be vital as we continue to set standards in quality, service and in developing our people,” said Hilton Worldwide MEA vice president of human resources Gareth Fox.
Hospitality industry veteran Mahmoud Mokhtar re-joins Hilton Worldwide as vice president of operations for KSA and will lead all operations across the group’s KSA hotel portfolio.
Bringing more than 25 years' experience to the role, he is a former vice president of operations for Hilton Worldwide in Egypt & Levant and, more recently, he served as chief operating officer for a KSA-based real estate investment company.
New country director for human resources Fawaz Moumina will be responsible for all HR disciplines across KSA with a particular focus on nationalisation and will be tasked with the recruitment of more than 10,000 additional team members by 2015.
Previously, Moumina led a number of key HR initiatives with his former KSA-based employer, a global FMCG company, which earned him a worldwide presidential award for his efforts.
KSA is currently Hilton Worldwide’s largest development market with 16 properties in the company’s active pipeline across the country from Tabuk in the North West to Al Jubail in the East as well as the capital, Riyadh.
In Makkah alone, the company has six different hotels under development at the landmark Jabal Omar project.