Marloes Knippenberg

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief executive officer , Kerten Hospitality
In addition to growth strategies, her company has diversity and inclusion at its core

When Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality spoke to Hotelier Middle East last year. it was clear that growth is a major priority.

Knippenberg has grown the company from one brand in one country to an international presence with a pipeline of 20 projects. Looking ahead to next year, she reveals: “KH is looking forward to even bigger things in 2020, with our second Ouspace set to open in Q1, as part of the upcoming 114-key The House Hotel Jeddah – a boutique luxury concept"

In addition to growth strategies, her company has diversity and inclusion at its core. She says: “40% of our core executive team are women which just goes to show the amazing female talent that is out there.”


Elaine Watson
Cluster General Manager
Feryal Haddon
Cluster director of human resources
Sahiti Gaddam
Head - sales and marketing, Dubai & director of sales and marketing
Tatjana Ahmed
Housekeeping manager and functional specalist housekeeping
Sarah Walker Kerr
Vice president, communications MEA
Anne Scott
General manager
Sarah Allen
Vice president, revenue strategy & analytics
Emma Banks
Vice president, F&B strategy & development, EMA
Minakshi Pandey
Group executive housekeeper
Anne Marie Hannan
Vice president, human resources
Doris Hecht
General manager
Nayla Chowdhury
General manager
Tea Ros
Founder And Managing Director
Sandra Schulze-Potgieter
Vice president, premium & select brands
Roberta Lindow
Director of spa & fitness
Anke Glaessing
General manager
Sunita Mankekar
Executive assistant manager
Veronika Fox
Vice president business finance & administration, MEA
Marloes Knippenberg
Chief executive officer
Stephanie AbouJaoude
Senior area director of marketing & communications, Middle East & Africa
Alison Grinnell
Chief executive officer
Sharihan Al Mashary
General manager
Jaime Emiley Simpson
General manager
Chantel Moore
General manager
Dorsai Khaghani
Director of sales & marketing


Years in the role
Years in the company
Years in the region
Years in hospitality

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