Pascal Duchauffour
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Pascal Duchauffour

area vice president EMEA, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Bulgari Hotels and Edition Hotels

The group’s operational properties in the region include The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa; The Ritz-Carlton Sharm Al Sheikh; Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz Carlton Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton, Doha; Sharq Village and Spa in Doha; The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal; The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh; The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC and The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, one of the emirate’s most respected hotels that recently opened a new wing.

Duchauffour has been instrumental in driving the brand’s growth and was closely involved in the opening of the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal earlier this year, the company’s flagship hotel in the region and a significant property for parent company Marriott International, too.

Adding to its portfolio, Ritz-Carlton has signed on three new hotels in 2013 — The Ritz-Carlton Tunis Carthage in Tunisia, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and The Ritz-Carlton Marrakech in Morocco. Sadly up in the air is the opening of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, which has been undergoing an extensive refurbishment.

In a bid to help increase the numbers of luxury travellers attracted to the region and offer personalised service, Duchauffour is now focusing the group’s efforts on broader services, spa facilities, and activities for children and families.

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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

BY THE NUMBERS

9
Ritz-Carlton Hotels open in Middle East
5
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
1
Middle East Hotels opened in past 12 months
3
Middle East Hotels signed in past 12 months
0
Middle East Hotels due to open by end 2014
28
Years in hospitality
11
Years in Middle East
French
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