ALAN LEIBMAN
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ALAN LEIBMAN

PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, KERZNER INTERNATIONAL

Born in South Africa and brought up in the United States, Alan Leibman has made Dubai his home and developed the Kerzner footprint to include three of the emirate’s most prestigious hotels — the Only&Only Royal Mirage, Atlantis The Palm and the One&Only The Palm.

Starting his career in hospitality with Ritz-Carlton in Houston, Leibman became that group’s youngest-ever general manager at the age of 25, later assuming the role of director of operations for its Australia division.

Joining Kerzner in 1995, Leibman started as director of special projects, before taking over as general manager and then chief operating officer of Kerzner resorts in the Bahamas, and moving to Dubai to oversee the launch of Atlantis The Palm, which opened in September 2008.

Currently president and managing director for Kerzner International in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Leibman has charge of operational developments at Atlantis The Palm as well as overseeing resort properties in Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa and Morocco.

His latest baby — the One&Only The Palm Dubai — opened this year and has already established itself as a premium boutique hotel with a location to die for at the tip of The Palm Jumeirah facing the Dubai skyline.

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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
PRESIDENT, SVP AND MD
ENG. AHMED AL-EISSA
GENERAL DIRECTOR FOR LICENSING AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
ULRICH T. ECKHARDT
PRESIDENT MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
MOHAMMED ARKOBI
MANAGING DIRECTOR
MICHAEL SCULLY
MANAGING DIRECTOR — HOSPITALITY
SIMON CASSON
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER
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
DARROCH CRAWFORD
MANAGING DIRECTOR
HUSSEIN HATATA
VICE PRESIDENT - HOTELS DIVISION
PETER BLACKBURN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SAMI AL-ANSARI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
PAM WILBY
COMPLEX GM
CHANTEL MOORE
GENERAL MANAGER
SIEGFRIED NIERHAUS
MANAGING DIRECTOR
FADI MICHEL MAZKOUR
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
TAREK EL SHERIF
MANAGING DIRECTOR
DAVID THOMSON
REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER
ABDIN NASRALLA
VICE PRESIDENT
SIMON COOMBS
PRESIDENT AND CEO
VICTOR LOUIS
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
RON HILVERT
MANAGING DIRECTOR
PAUL ARNOLD
VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA AND INDIAN OCEAN