Mahmoud Mokhtar
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Mahmoud Mokhtar

vice president of operations for KSA, Hilton Worldwide

A new entry to this year’s Power 50, Mahmoud Mokhtar has been Hilton Worldwide’s vice president of operations for Saudi Arabia since March.

In this position, Mokhtar has spearheaded Hilton’s current expansion in the Gulf Kingdom, with the group having announced the signing of seven new hotels over the last 12 months, including debut properties in the cities Dhahran and Al Khobar in the Eastern Province and Tabuk in the North West territory, as well as four new hotels planned for the capital Riyadh alone.

These seven signings brings the total number of KSA Hilton hotels in the pipeline to 21, representing more than 8000 rooms, with an additional 10,000 hospitality professionals due to be recruited as well as the opening next year of Hilton Worldwide’s new KSA corporate office in Jeddah.

An Egyptian national, Mokhtar graduated in 1986 from the Ecole Hôtelière School in Alexandria and worked his way to his first GM position in 1997 at Hilton Nuweiba Coral Resort in Egypt.

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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

6
Hotels open in KSA
21
No of hotels in confirmed pipeline for KSA
0
No. of hotels opened in past 12 months
7
No. of hotels signed in past 12 months
27
Total no. of years has worked in hospitality
3
Years in Middle East
Egyptian
Nationality

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