JAMAL SERHAN
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JAMAL SERHAN

Senior vice president and CEO MENA, Warwick Hotels
Currently operating 16 hotels in the MENA region, both in the four and five-star category, the group plans to accelerate growth in the region with 25 hotels and 2,500 rooms by 2025.

Jamal Serhan the CEO and senior vice president, Warwick Hotels and Resorts received a push in terms of ranking this year, after he placed 28th on the Power 50 list, with an interesting pipeline of hotels backing him.

Warwick Hotels is one of the youngest hospitality groups in the Middle East after it made its debut in 2012.

The company’s portfolio in this region spans six countries, including the UAE, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Currently operating 16 hotels in the MENA region, both in the four and five-star category, the group plans to accelerate growth in the region with 25 hotels and 2,500 rooms by 2025.

Earlier this year, Serhan said that the group was particularly keen to expand in Saudi Arabia, and that the country holds “strong potential”.

Serhan, who has 36 years of experience, 29 of which were spent with the company, revealed that Warwick will be opening two hotels in Riyadh this year, one with 100 rooms and another with 90 rooms, in addition to a property in Dammam with 105 keys.

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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

8
Number of years in role
16
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
8
Number of years with company
2
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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