Alan Leibman
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Alan Leibman

CEO, Kerzner International

Leibman joined Kerzner in 1994 and has held positions of strategic importance including chief operating officer of Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas, president/managing director of the early development of Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco, president/managing director of Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, and prior to his promotion, regional president of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Now, Leibman oversees 10 operating properties, three of which are arguably some of Dubai’s most established and successful hotels: Atlantis, The Palm; One&Only The Palm; and One&Only Royal Mirage. The group has a confirmed pipeline of three hotels, including One&Only Jeddah, expected to be one of Saudi Arabia’s most luxurious hotels.

There are One&Only properties underway in Sanya, Hainan, China and Monetenegro, while of the existing hotels, One&Only Reethi Rah in The Maldives is often classed as the world’s most exclusive destination by travel magazines and awards.

Leibman’s leadership potential was marked very early on in his career, when at aged 25, he became the youngest ever general manager for Ritz-Carlton, in Australia. In 1993, he was appointed as director of operations for Ritz-Carlton’s Australia division with additional responsibility in 1994, as the general manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Double Bay.

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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

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