Michel Noblet
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Michel Noblet

chief executive officer, Hospitality Management Holdings

Making his highest entry to date is Michel Noblet, CEO of Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH), a company he launched in 2004 with HE Sheikh Faisal bin Sultan Al Qassimi and HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi.

They first set up the Coral Hotels & Resorts brand, aiming to launch 25 hotels within five years. Having achieved that target within four years, Noblet was instrumental in the creation of HMH.

Since then, the company has expanded to 30 operational hotels and 20 hotels in the pipeline. It opened 10 hotels in the past 12 months including Coral hotels in Saudi Arabia and Iraq and EWA properties in UAE and Oman. Fourteen projects were signed during the same period, including three in UAE and four in KSA.

Noblet celebrates another incredible milestone this month as he completes 50 years in the business — more than any other entrant.

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Gerald Lawless
president and group CEO
Rudi Jagersbacher
area president Middle East and Africa
Guido De Wilde
senior vice president and regional director - Middle East
Selim El Zyr
co-founder, president and CEO
Alex Kyriakidis
president and managing director – Middle East and Africa
Christophe Landais
managing director
Pascal Gauvin
chief operating officer for India, the Middle East and Africa
Michel Noblet
chief executive officer
Amine E. Moukarzel
president
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi
president and CEO
Bani Haddad
regional vice president Middle East and africa
Sami Nasser
VP Operations, GM
Mark Willis
area vice president for the Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa
Pascal Duchauffour
area vice president, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Peter Fulton
managing director
David Roberts
executive vice president Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Ulrich T. Eckhardt
president, Middle East and Africa,
Simon P Casson
regional vice president and general manager
Fadi Mazkour
regional director, founder
Mohammed H. Arkobi
VP and MD
Hussein Ali Hatata
vice president - hotels division
Kevin Wallace
president and CEO
Ziyad Bin Mahfouz
president
Sultan B. Al Otaibi
general manager
Hamad Abdulla Al Mulla
chief executive officer
Raj Shetty
chairman and managing worker
Magdi Samman
regional director of operations & development
Glenn De Souza
VP Int'l operations - Asia and the Middle East
Simon Coombs
president and chief executive officer
Hatem Gasmi
founder, managing director
Michel Koopman
director of operations - Middle East, general manager
Serge Zaalof
president / managing director
Peter Blackburn
president and chief executive officer
Mohamed Awadalla
area vice president
Darroch Crawford
managing director
Tarek El Sherif
managing director
Carl Henderson
general manager
Dr Ali Kasapbashi
group general manager
Shuja Zaidi
general manager, vice president of projects
Bernhard Haechler
vice president/general manager
Jiri Kobos
vice president operations
Samir Daqqaq
senior vice president, development, Middle East and Africa
Paul Arnold
vice president development - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Abdin Nasralla,
vice president
Anton Bawab
regional president
Anders Dimblad
area general manager
Russel Sharpe
chief operating officer
Daniele Vastolo
group director of operations

BY THE NUMBERS

30
HMH Hotels open in Middle East
20
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
10
Middle East hotels opened in past 12 months
10
Middle East hotels signed in past 12 months
16-20
Middle East hotels due to open by September 2013
50
Years in hospitality
20
Years in Middle East
French
Nationality

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