Bani Haddad

Bani Haddad

regional vice president Middle East and africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Recent months have revealed exciting developments for Wyndham Hotel Group in the Middle East, headed by regional VP Bani Haddad, promoted over the past year from his previous role in charge of development.

The group already operates 33 hotels (6173 rooms) in the region under four hotel brands: Wyndham Grand, Ramada, Days Inn and Howard Johnson. But in June this year the company signed a master franchise agreement with Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) for 20 Super 8 hotels in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. This brings to fruition a vision spoken of by company president Eric Danziger several years ago to bring the economy brand to the Middle East, and Haddad was instrumental in this.

In other developments, Wyndham Hotel Group opened two Ramada Hotels in Dubai over the past year and expects to open three more Ramada hotels by the end of 2013 in KSA and Abu Dhabi.


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
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
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


Wyndham Hotels open in Middle East
4 (plus franchise for 20 in KSA)
Hotels in confirmed pipeline for Middle East
Middle East hotels opened in past 12 months
20 Super 8 hotels
hotels signed in past 12 months
hotels due to open by September 2013
Years in hospitality
Years in Middle East

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