SARMAD N. ZOK
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SARMAD N. ZOK

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, KINGDOM HOTEL INVESTMENTS

Sarmad N. Zok, who has been Kingdom Hotels Investments' (KHI) chief executive officer since 2001 and led the company’s Initial Public Offering in 2006, was promoted to the full board of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) in June 2010.

Also in June last year, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud privatised Kingdom Hotel Investments and combined his entire hospitality platform under one umbrella, expanding the company’s reach to include real estate business in developed markets alongside its assets in the high-growth emerging markets.

Zok manages the company’s significant, if not controlling stakes, in three major international brands — Four Seasons (47.5% stake), Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (35% stake) and Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts (33.5%) — which extends KHI’s, and Zok’s, influence across the hotel industry worldwide.

In addition, over the past year, Zok has completed four developments within Kingdom Hotel Investments’ high growth business worth in excess of US $600 million, including Raffles Praslin Seychelles and Four Seasons Marrakech which opened in July 2011.

Across the board, a significant amount of capital has been invested in the portfolio itself on value enhancement initiatives, expansion, and restaurants renovations. When it comes to future growth, in light of political uncertainties in the Middle East and the global financial outlook, KHI’s capital allocation strategy is expected to be more opportunistic than in the past.

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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