Jiri Kobos
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Jiri Kobos

vice-president operations, Dusit International

The man responsible for the performance of Dusit’s hotel portfolio, Jiri Kobos has been busy with the opening of the 37-storey DusitThani Abu Dhabi in May, while preparing to open two more properties next year.

Furthermore, he has been working hard launching varied initiatives internationally, from expansion of infrastructure to implementation of quality assurance drives, in addition to growing the company’s education division.

In the Middle East, Kobos’ focus is on continuing to grow and establish the brand within strategic markets at a sustainable pace and to form partnerships based on mutual and balanced objectives and dynamics within the company’s operating niche.

Dusit is also making headway into its expansion drive in China, having partnered with China-based real estate developer Changzhou Qiao Yu Group to create DusitFudu Hotels and Resorts.

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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

5
Dusit hotels open in Middle East
3
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
1
ME hotels opened in past 12 months
3
ME hotels signed in past 12 months
2
ME hotels to open by end 2014
35
Years in hospitality
2
Years in Middle East
Born Czech and German National
Nationality

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