SIMON P. CASSON
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SIMON P. CASSON

President – Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
our Seasons currently operates 16 hotels in the Middle East and North Africa region with 3,514 rooms. The group also has one property —Four Seasons Hotel Makkah at Jabal Omar (at the time of publishing) and 375 rooms — in the pipeline.

Simon Casson might have started his career in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher in a restaurant, but his career has grown steadily over the past 35 years.

Currently the President – Hotel Operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Casson arrived in Dubai in 2014 to open the first Four Seasons address in the emirate, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.

With three years in the role, Casson has been instrumental in the group’s expansion plans in the MENA region.

Four Seasons currently operates 16 hotels in the Middle East and North Africa region with 3,514 rooms. The group also has one property —Four Seasons Hotel Makkah at Jabal Omar (at the time of publishing) and 375 rooms — in the pipeline.

Casson is responsible for a total of 16,201 people, with 7,917 based in MENA region. Speaking to Hotelier Middle East, he said: “I can say it’s truly a pleasure to work together with such an incredible team of talented hospitality professionals every day.”

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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

3
Number of years in role
1
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
30
Number of years with company
16
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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