Sarah Walker Kerr
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Sarah Walker Kerr

Vice president, communications MEA , Marriott International
Sarah Walker Kerr arrived in the region in 1998 but this year has been a pinnacle year for her

Sarah Walker Kerr arrived in the region in 1998 but this year has been a pinnacle year for her.

She says: "I am very proud to be one of the five founding members of the FLI programme. We launched this to foster a confident and successful community of female leaders in Marriott International in the Middle East & Africa."

The pilot scheme was launched in the UAE and next they are looking to move to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Walker Kerr continues: "At Marriott, we have a real focus on diversity and inclusion. Even looking at my own team we have a myriad of backgrounds, which I believe is very beneficial in bringing different understandings of cultures to the table, who are all united by one purpose."

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Cluster General Manager
Feryal Haddon
Cluster director of human resources
Sahiti Gaddam
Head - sales and marketing, Dubai & director of sales and marketing
Tatjana Ahmed
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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
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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

3
Years in the role
8
Years in the company
21
Years in the region
29
Years in hospitality

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