Two additions to Rotana's exec sales committee

Spanish national Ahmad Shaban and Dutch Victor Devries bring years of experience to the team

Ahmad Shaban (left) and Victor Devries (right)
Ahmad Shaban (left) and Victor Devries (right)

Rotana has appointed two top-level executives to its sales department in the UAE.

Spanish national Ahmad Shaban has joined Rotana as head of sales for Abu Dhabi & Al Ain. He holds a degree in Accounting from Amman Private University, Jordan, and has worked with International chains such as Marriott and IHG, his last position was country director of sales & marketing for Marriott Kuwait.

In this new role with Rotana, Shaban will be building on the strengths of the sales team to develop a solid platform that will serve the 13 hotels in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Victor Devries has been appointed the head of sales for Dubai and Northern Emirates. Born in Netherlands, he earned his Masters in marketing and advertising in Solvay Business School in Belgium.

He also joins Rotana with a wealth of experience and most rehis last position was director of regional marketing – Canada & US with Hilton Worldwide.

With over 14 years in key commercial leadership roles across the Middle East, Europe, Asia and USA, Devries will direct the company’s sales initiatives in Dubai and Northern Emirates where Rotana currently operate 20 properties.

Commenting on the appointment, Rotana chief operating officer Guy Hutchinson said: “I am pleased that we are able to attract top industry talent like Ahmad and Victor to lead our sales teams in UAE, where high performance and execution excellence are top priority. I am confident that their industry knowledge, leadership and proven track record in sales will prove significantly beneficial to Rotana”.

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