JOSÉ SILVA
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JOSÉ SILVA

Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group
Looking forward, there are four properties in the pipeline for the MENA region, including: Jumeirah Muscat Bay, Oman, Jumeirah Jabal Omar, Makkah, KSA and Marsa Al Arab and Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, both in the United Arab Emirates.

As CEO of Jumeriah Group, José Silva is responsible for growing the Group’s luxury portfolio. Jumeirah Group currently operates 15 properties in the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait.

One of Silva’s key appointments was Michael Ellis, ex managing director of the Michelin Guide, as chief culinary officer. It’s the first time a hospitality brand granted such an important role to an individual in charge of the F&B experience.

Looking forward, there are four properties in the pipeline for the MENA region, including: Jumeirah Muscat Bay, Oman, Jumeirah Jabal Omar, Makkah, KSA and Marsa Al Arab and Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, both in the United Arab Emirates.

Speaking to Hotelier Middle East, Silva said: “We’re focused on three key areas; growing our global footprint from our position as a darling brand of Dubai, from a guest experience perspective, defining our luxury proposition to meet the ever-evolving needs of our guests and to shine globally as a true leader in luxury hospitality; and from a financial side, driving healthy profitability to support the evolution of the brand.”

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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 HAIDAR
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

1.5
Number of years in role
15
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
1.5
Number of years with company
4
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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