JAMES PRINGLE
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JAMES PRINGLE

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, TOURISM DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT COMPANY

As acting chief executive officer of Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), a master developer of major tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi, James Pringle is charged with building and delivering the company’s development programme.

This comprises some of the UAE capital’s most prestigious projects, including Saadiyat Island and Desert Islands, both of which are entering new growth phases as TDIC continues its biggest year of delivery to date.

Pringle is overseeing the opening of the first properties on Saadiyat Island from September onwards — the Monte Carlo Beach Club, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort — as well as two new launches on Sir Bani Yas island in partnership with Anantara.

On Abu Dhabi island itself, TDIC is also developing the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, which will open ahead of the Formula 1 in November of this year, and the Eastern Mangroves Resort & Spa by Anantara, which is due to open early in 2012.

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, TDIC also plays a major role in promoting Abu Dhabi as a must-visit destination.

Prior to joining TDIC, Pringle spent more than half of his 35-year career based in the region and is very much intertwined in Middle East culture.

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ALI HAMAD LAKHRAIM ALZAABI
PRESIDENT AND CEO
SARMAD N. ZOK
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BANI HADDAD
VP DEVELOPMENT — MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
SAMI NASSER
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER
PASCAL DUCHAUFFOUR
AREA VICE PRESIDENT, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
H.E. KHALID AHMED BIN SULAYEM
DIRECTOR GENERAL
H.E. MUBARAK HAMAD AL MUHAIRI
DIRECTOR GENERAL
RICHARD RILEY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
AMINE MOUKARZEL
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ENG. AHMED AL-EISSA
GENERAL DIRECTOR FOR LICENSING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
ULRICH T. ECKHARDT
PRESIDENT MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
MOHAMMED ARKOBI
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MICHAEL SCULLY
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SIMON CASSON
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PATRICK HEUZE
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
TALAL JASSIM AL-BAHAR
VICE CHAIRMAN AND CEO
PETER FULTON
MANAGING DIRECTOR
ALAN LEIBMAN
PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
JAMES PRINGLE
ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JOE SITA
PRESIDENT
David Roberts
Executive vice president operations Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
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HUSSEIN HATATA
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SAMI AL-ANSARI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PAM WILBY
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CHANTEL MOORE
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SIEGFRIED NIERHAUS
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FADI MICHEL MAZKOUR
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TAREK EL SHERIF
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DAVID THOMSON
REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER
ABDIN NASRALLA
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SIMON COOMBS
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VICTOR LOUIS
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RON HILVERT
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PAUL ARNOLD
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