Nayla Chowdhury
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Nayla Chowdhury

General manager, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport
Nayla Chowdhury has more than 20 years of hospitality experience in both the United States and the UAE and was the first appointed female general manager for Hilton in the Middle East

Nayla Chowdhury has more than 20 years of hospitality experience in both the United States and the UAE and was the first appointed female general manager for Hilton in the Middle East.

Chowdhury spearheaded the outsourcing of key operational areas such as Housekeeping and F&B. This has delivered great return to the profit margins and has since been introduced in the company's other area hotels.

She has also implemented a hiring target of 50% female team members across departments at all levels. A leader by example, Chowdhury is mentoring two female leaders (a housekeeping manager and an HR executive) to guide and develop them for their next roles by sharing her skills.

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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

BY THE NUMBERS

2
Years in role
25
Years in company
6
Years in the region
25
Years in hospitality

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