MOHAMED AWADALLA
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MOHAMED AWADALLA

Chief Executive Officer, Time Hotels Management LLC
In line with its expansion in the Middle East and Northern Africa, the brand has also relocated its Central Reservations Office (CRO) to Cairo, centralising the company’s sales and procurement offices.

Currently chief executive officer at Time Hotels Management, Mohamed Awadalla is in charge of 17 properties. Since the launch of Time Hotels in 2012, the brand has grown from its UAE base to develop a portfolio of multi-level branded properties with upcoming projects also set to open in Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia this year as well as extending its presence to Egypt. Earlier this year, Time Hotels announced the signing of a new agreement to operate Dunes Hotel Apartments’ three properties located in Al Barsha, Al Qusais and Oud Metha further reinforcing its growth strategy to expand its footprint in the UAE.

In April 2019, Time Hotels opened Time Dammam Residence in Saudi Arabia, a property that features 28 fully furnished and equipped apartments comprising four one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units. The property also offers self-catering solutions and is located 35 minutes from King Fahad International Airport. In the third quarter of 2019, Time Hotels will debut the Time Express Hotels brand with the opening of a three-star property in Sharjah. Time Hotels witnessed a year-on-year growth of 7.8%, with profit up 15% as of June 2019.

In line with its expansion in the Middle East and Northern Africa, the brand has also relocated its Central Reservations Office (CRO) to Cairo, centralising the company’s sales and procurement offices. The new CRO will manage the room inventories for all hotels as well as coordinating and managing all reservations and providing up-to-date rates and availability for various distribution channels including Time Hotels’ online booking engine, its global distribution system, and online travel agents.

Having been a CEO for seven years, Awadalla worked to establish the umbrella or holding brand and to launch the Time Hotels’ subsidiary brands to the market to attract investors and trade interest. This, coupled with the brand’s growth from two properties to six in less than a year and to 17 properties at present, is something that he regards as a marker of both personal and professional success. Commenting on the projects to come and the future plans for the company, Awadalla said: “I am passionate about sustainability, engaging with our stakeholders, suppliers and of course guests, to ensure we are constantly striving to reduce our carbon footprint and playing a responsible role in the future of tourism throughout the MENA region. Over recent years, we have launched a series of high-profile sustainability and environmental initiatives which have been the foundation for Time’s success today, as well as being central to our future vision.”

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
President And Managing Director, Middle East & Africa
MARK WILLIS
Chief Executive Officer
PASCAL GAUVIN
Managing Director, India, Middle East And Africa
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice President, Operations, KSA & Levant
TIM CORDON
Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa
KURT STRAUB
Vice President Of Operations – Middle East, Africa and South West Asia
GUY HUTCHINSON
Acting CEO
KEVORK DELDELIAN
Chief Executive Officer
PANOS LOUPASIS
Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa
MOHAMED AWADALLA
Chief Executive Officer
VINCENT MICCOLIS
Regional General Manager, Middle East, Africa, Turkey & India
LAURENT A. VOIVENEL
Senior Vice President, Operations & Development for the Middle East, Africa & India
HENK MEYKNECHT
Chief Operating Officer- Middle East & Africa and Member of the Management Board
CENK UNVERDI
Regional General Manager
TARAS ETTL
Vice President Middle East & Asia
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief Operating Officer
SIMON COOMBS
President and CEO
SIMON P. CASSON
President – Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa
KAMAL FAKHOURY
Chief Executive Officer
HASSAN AHDAB
President of Hotel Operations
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
JOSÉ SILVA
Chief Executive Officer
HUSSEIN ALI HATATA
Chief Executive Officer
JAMAL SERHAN
Senior vice president and CEO MENA
PRATEEK KUMAR
Regional Vice President EMEA
JOHN NORTHEN
Executive Vice President
SUMAIR TARIQ
Managing Director
RICHARD HADDAD
Chief Executive Officer
RIAD ABI HAIDER
Cluster general manager
AMMAR KANAAN
Group general manager
ALY SHARIFF
Chief executive officer
MOHAMED SOUSSAN
Group General Manager and Co-founder
THIRAYUTH CHIRATHIVAT
Chief executive officer
ABDULLA BIN SULAYEM
Chief executive officer
HOSNI ABDEL HADI
Chief executive officer
NAEL ELWAARY
Cluster General manager
ANTHONY ROSS
Chief executive officer
ARUN KUMAR
General manager hospitality
GABRIEL ESCARRER JAUME
Vice chairman and CEO
MICHAEL WALE
Chief Executive Officer
COLIN A. BAKER
Regional director – Middle East
RANJIT PHILLIPOSE
Area director – Middle East and General Manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief Operating Officer
JAYDEEP ANAND
Chief Financial & Operating Officer
ALISON GRINNELL
Chief executive officer
CLAUDIO CAPACCIOLI
Chief executive officer
ABDULLATIF KABBARA
Corporate office general manager
TOMMY LAI
Chief executive officer

BY THE NUMBERS

7
Number of years in role
17
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
12
Number of years with company
9
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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