Ziyad Bin Mahfouz

Ziyad Bin Mahfouz

president, Elaf Group of Companies

In April 2008, Ziyad Bin Mahfouz was appointed president for Elaf Group of Companies and joined its board of directors when it was formed in the middle of 2010.

Bin Mahfouz has spent the last year opening and expanding markets for Elaf’s booming Hajj and Umrah business from Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK and France.

He has also overseen the acquisition and opening of two hotels in Madina Al Munawara. The company has become a member of Agency Programme Joint Council, the elite International Air Transport Association committee, and achieved its Saudisation percentage targets.

The remainder of 2012 will see Bin Mahfouz focus on the opening of a 1500-plus room property in Makkah Al Mukarama, the opening of an 800-room property in the same location and ensuring record-breaking 2012 Hajj and Umrah seasons.

Bin Mahfouz is currently responsible for 12 properties in Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah with another two properties in the pipeline.


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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