Amine E Moukarzel
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Amine E Moukarzel

President, President and Founder, Louvre Hotels Group/Golden Tulip Hospitality Group MENA, Flamingo Hotel Management

Following the company’s acquisition by Chinese firm Jin Jang International Holding, Moukarzel believes Louvre Hotels will benefit from upgrades to its ecommerce, distribution power, and loyalty scheme.

Amine Moukarzel is currently president of Louvre Hotels Group/ Golden Tulip Hospitality and oversees a portfolio of 53 operating hotels and another 46 in the pipeline in the Middle East. The two companies formed an alliance in 2009 when Louvre Hotels decided to refocus the group towards the budget segment. Earlier this year, Louvre Hotels Group was sold by Starwood Capital Group to Chinese firm Jin Jang International Holding.

Commenting on the acquisition, Moukarzel stated: “It has given us this opportunity to develop the budget hotels sector by creating a fund to develop in the largest countries in the region.

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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
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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
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Area Manager GCC
Hatem Gasmi
Managing Director
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Chief Executive Officer
Jason Harding
Area Director, General Manager
Philippe Harb
Chief Operating Officer and Partner
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Concept Creator and Partner
Paul Arnold
Vice President Development — Europe, Middle East & Africa
Vardaraj Shetty
Chairman & Managing Worker

BY THE NUMBERS

10
Last year
5
Number of years in role
16
Number of years with company
53
Number of Middle East operating hotels
46
Number of Middle East pipeline hotels

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