ROBERT KUNKLER
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ROBERT KUNKLER

Chief Operating Officer, Minor Hotels
Anantara will launch in North Africa this year with the opening of the 93-key Anantara Tozeur Resort in Tunisia towards the end of 2019 and the 150-key Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort is scheduled to open in 2021 in Morocco.

Led by chief operating officer Robert Kunkler, Minor Hotels has had a busy 12 months with extensive expansion plans across the Middle East and Africa for its Anantara and Oaks Hotels & Resorts brands.

Three Anantara properties are currently under development in the region. The 130-key Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort is scheduled to open in late 2020. Also in the UAE and scheduled to open in Q4 2019 is the Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai hotel, while the 233-key Anantara Sharjah Resort is scheduled to open in 2021.

The new-build property will offer facilities such as multiple dining options, a male and female spa and wellness centre, and a ball-room able to accommodate up to 500 guests. The company broke new ground with Oaks Hotels & Resorts, which it acquired in 2011, when it launched the 110-key Oaks Beirut in August.

Anantara will launch in North Africa this year with the opening of the 93-key Anantara Tozeur Resort in Tunisia towards the end of 2019 and the 150-key Anantara Al Houara Tangier Resort is scheduled to open in 2021 in Morocco.

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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

5
Number of years in role
15
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
7
Number of years with company
9
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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