SAMI NASSER
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SAMI NASSER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER, SOFITEL MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA & INDIAN OCEAN, SOFITEL DUBAI JUMEIRAH BEACH

Having spent his 20-year-plus hospitality career at Accor, Sami Nasser is well-placed to spearhead development of its luxury Sofitel brand through the Middle East region as well as Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Appointed to the position of vice president operations and general manager of the Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah, Nasser then transferred to Dubai in 2009 to open the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach as general manager and assume the position of senior vice president for the division in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

He formerly worked as general manager for several Accor brands before moving in to the distribution division in Paris, where he handled the North American, Scandinavian and Russian sales offices as well as later becoming director of operations for Poland.

In his orbit, Nasser has overseen the opening of Sofitel properties in Dubai, Al Khobar and Bahrain in the past two years, with the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Capital Plaza due to open later this year, and two more properties scheduled for Dubai in 2012 and 2013.

Elsewhere, a new Sofitel in Essaouria will be joined by Agadir and Casablanca properties within six months, and Nasser has also supervised the opening of the first Sofitel So resort — in Mauritius — to be followed next year by two Sofitel Legends in Egypt — the Old Cataract in Aswan and the Winter Palace in Luxor, both of which have been extensively refurbished and upgraded.

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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