ARUN KUMAR
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ARUN KUMAR

General manager hospitality, Al Khoory Hotels
The brand has signed and opened new properties in the past year including Al Khoory Inn, BurDubai, Urban by Al Khoory, Al Quoz Dubai which is set to open in September, 2019 as well as Al Khoory Courtyard - Al Quoz Dubai.

Completing a year as general manager of hospitality in Al Khoory Hotels, Arun Kumar has achieved much in terms of expansion of the brand.

He has been able to improve guest ratings for all Al Khoory hotels by two points on all major review channels with an improvement of market share over the last six months using effective distribution methods.

Kumar even introduced sales strategies to different partners as opposed to a highly OTA-driven strategy and has introduced brand standard audits on monthly basis for all hotels thus improving operational excellence.

With his appointment as general manager, Al Khoory Hotels has successfully moved into markets including Oman.  The brand has also signed and opened new properties in the past year including Al Khoory Inn, BurDubai, Urban by Al Khoory, Al Quoz Dubai which is set to open in September, 2019 as well as Al Khoory Courtyard - Al Quoz Dubai which is set to launch in November of this year.

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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

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Number of years in role
4
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2019
1
Number of years with company
4
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2019

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