Fadi Mazkour
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Fadi Mazkour

regional director, founder, MENA Hotels and Resorts Management

Fadi Mazkour has more than 30 years of management experience in hospitality and tourism with companies such as IHG, Golden Tulip, Hilton and Accor.

He was area manager and GM of Golden Tulip Suites & Tulip Inn Hotel in Dubai before founding management company MENA Hotels & Resorts Corporation, part of Al Hokair Group, which aims to set new standards for Saudi Arabian home-grown operators.

In October 2008, Mazkour inaugurated the first MENA Hotel in Riyadh followed by the 400-key MENA Grand Khaldia Hotel in Riyadh and the 115-room MENA Plaza Riyadh, as well as overseeing the pre-opening of the boutique MENA Plaza Al Khobar and MENA Hotel Muscat.

MENA Hotels is currently negotiating to manage other properties in the Middle East and Gulf areas, but already has a busy year ahead with eight properties in the pipeline, six of which will open in 2013. There is a hotel planned for Makkah in 2014 and a property in Muscat scheduled to open in 2015.

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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

5
MENA Hotels open in Middle East
8
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
3
Middle East hotels opened in past 12 months
2
Middle East hotels signed in past 12 months
6
Middle East MENA hotels due to open by September 2013
33
No of years in hospitality
26
No of years in region
Lebanese
Nationality

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