Mahmoud Mokhtar

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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