JA Resorts & Hotels, previously known as Jebel Ali International Hotels, formally rebranded after a strategic development plan in 2012, which was also the year that David Grant Thomson took over as Chief Operating Officer.

JA Resorts & Hotels is racing full steam ahead with a keen eye on international expansion. The group launched its first international property outside the UAE with Enchanted Island Resort in December 2013 in the Seychelles. JA Manafaru marked the second international property in the Indian Ocean and was launched in November 2014.

Fun Fact

David Grant Thomson supports various charities, and even shaved his head last year to raise money for a school for underprivileged children

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14
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JA Resorts & Hotels, previously known as Jebel Ali International Hotels, formally rebranded after a strategic development plan in 2012, which was also the year that David Grant Thomson took over as Chief Operating Officer.

JA Resorts & Hotels is racing full steam ahead with a keen eye on international expansion. The group launched its first international property outside the UAE with Enchanted Island Resort in December 2013 in the Seychelles. JA Manafaru marked the second international property in the Indian Ocean and was launched in November 2014.

Fun Fact

David Grant Thomson supports various charities, and even shaved his head last year to raise money for a school for underprivileged children

Rank: 
27
Company Name: 
JA Resorts & Hotels
Designation: 
Chief Operating Officer
Featured Image: 
David Grant Thomson
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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 08:19
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3
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14
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5
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3

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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

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23
Last year
3
Number of years in role
14
Number of years with company
5
Number of Middle East operating hotels
3
Number of Middle East pipeline hotels

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