Alex Kyriakidis
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Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Kyriakidis is targeting a further 50% growth in the Middle East/ Africa by 2020.

In an impressive year for signings, Marriott International has ramped up its pipeline portfolio in the Middle East with a whopping 25 new projects confirmed, spanning Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Saudi Arabia, where the group has signed more hotels than any other location in the Middle East — with 10 new properties confirmed for the Kingdom.

“Our impressive growth story since the time I joined the team is testament to the impact we have made as a company on a regional scale,” explains Kyriakidis, who arrived in 2012 from professional services network Deloitte, where he established a number of key owner and investor relationships that he has since leveraged in his role with Marriott.

Top inspiration

“My mother, who brought me up as a single parent and who worked relentlessly to support me through school and beyond, encouraging me throughout to succeed”.

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Rudi Jagersbacher
President, Middle East & Africa
Alex Kyriakidis
President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa
Christophe Landais
Chief Operating Officer
Guido De Wilde
Senior Vice President and Regional Director Middle East
Pascal Gauvin
Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East and Africa
Omer Z. Kaddouri
President & CEO
Gerald Lawless
President and group CEO
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi
Founder, President & CEO
Mark Willis
Area Vice president, Middle East and Turkey
Michael Zager
Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa
Philippe Zuber
Chief Operating Officer
Sami Nasser
Senior Vice President Operations, Middle East, Africa, & India
Christian Clerc
President of hotel operations – Europe, Middle East and Africa
Andreas Mattmüller
Chief operating officer, Middle East and Asia
Amine E Moukarzel
President, President and Founder
Alan Leibman
Chief Executive Officer
Pablo Graf
Senior Vice President, operations
Robert Kunkler
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Griffiths
SVP, regional operations, Middle East & Africa
Baran Turkel
Managing Director Turkey, Middle East & Central Asia
Laurent A. Voivenel
Chief Executive Officer
Ziad El Chaar
Managing Director
Ibrahim Barghout
Area Vice President, Middle East & Africa
Adam Nicholls
Managing Director Middle East/Africa
Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief Executive Officer
Anton Bawab
Regional President
David Grant Thomson
Chief Operating Officer
Thierry Douin
Vice President, operations
Hussein Ali Hatata
Vice President — hospitality division
Mohamed Ahmed Awadalla
Chief Executive Officer
Noel Massoud
VP — operations and development
Rob Weeden
VP sales & marketing EMEA, India, Indian Ocean & Canada
Hamad Abdullah Al Mulla
CEO and board member
Bugra Berberoglu
Chief Executive Officer
Sumair Tariq
Managing Director
Maximilian Lennkh
Vice President – hotel operations EMEA
Antoine Sayegh
President
Siegfried Nierhaus
Vice President Middle East
Gabriel Escarrer Jaume
Vice Chairman and CEO
Russel Sharpe
Chief Operating Officer
Jamal Serhan
CEO, Vice President
Peter Blackburn
President & CEO
Vincent Miccolis
Area Manager GCC
Hatem Gasmi
Managing Director
Abdulla Bin Sulayem
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Harding
Area Director, General Manager
Philippe Harb
Chief Operating Officer and Partner
Daousser Chennoufi
Concept Creator and Partner
Paul Arnold
Vice President Development — Europe, Middle East & Africa
Vardaraj Shetty
Chairman & Managing Worker

BY THE NUMBERS

2
Last year
3.5
Number of years in role
3
Number of years with company
47
Number of Middle East operating hotels as of July 2015
39
Number of Middle East pipeline hotels as of July

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