Josef Kufer
16

Josef Kufer

chief operating officer, Emaar Hospitality Group

Josef Kufer has been chief operating officer at Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG) for a year now, overseeing a period of exciting developments.

In July, the group posted revenues of AED 771 million (US$ 210 million) during the first six months of 2013, a 7% increase on the same period in 2012. This was attributed largely to The Address Hotels + Resorts brand, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, recording an average occupancy of 90%.

This year, EHG also strengthened its existing portfolio of 13 hotels and 2000 rooms with the introduction of the Vida Hotels and Resorts and the Dubai Inn hotel brands.

Vida Downtown Dubai opened in June, a cool, contemporary upper-upscale brand that targets the younger generation, corporate traveller, while plans for the Dubai Inn aim to meet the needs of a more budget conscious market.

The group has also announced various luxurious hotel and serviced residence developments, including The Address The BLVD Downtown Dubai and The Address Residence Sky View.

more

Rudi Jagersbacher
president
Pascal Gauvin
chief operating officer, India, Middle East And Africa
Guido de wilde
senior vice president and regional director - Middle East
Alex Kyriakidis
president, Middle East & Africa
Christophe Landais
managing director
Selim El Zyr
president & CEO
Gerald Lawless
president and group CEO
Bani Haddad
regional vice president for the Middle East and Africa
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi
president and CEO
Amine E. Moukarzel
president, president
Pascal Duchauffour
area vice president EMEA
Ulrich T. Eckhardt
president Middle East & Africa
Simon Casson
regional vice president and GM
Andreas Mattmuller
chief operating officer
Josef Kufer
chief operating officer
Sami Nasser
senior vice president, operations, Middle East, Africa and India
Peter Fulton
group president
Mark Willis
area vice president for the Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa
Michel Noblet
president & founding partner
Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla
chief executive officer
Mahmoud Mokhtar
vice president of operations for KSA
David Thomson
chief operating officer
Jiri Kobos
vice-president operations
Glenn de Souza
vice president for international operations - Asia and Middle East
Moritz Klein
GM, Area GM
Anton Bawab
regional president
Paul Arnold
vice president of development, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Raj Shetty
chairman & managing worker
Ziad Al Chaar
managing director
Magdi Samman
regional director of operations & development
Sultan B. Al Otaibi
general manager
Simon Coombs
president & CEO
Mohammed H. Arkobi
vice president & managing director
Fadi Mazkour
managing director hotel division
Darroch Crawford
managing director
Hussein Ali Hatata
vice president — hospitality division
Peter Blackburn
president & CEO
Russel Sharpe
chief operating officer
Tarek el Sherif
managing director
Serge Zaalof
president/managing director
Aqeel Raees
chief executive officer
Dr Ali Kasapbashi
group general manager
Hatem Gasmi
founder and managing director
Anders Dimblad
area general manager
Horsten Ries
managing director
Patrick De Groot
general manager
Rupprecht Queitsch
General manager