H.E. SHEIKH MUBARAK AL ABDULLA AL MUBARAK AL SABAH
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H.E. SHEIKH MUBARAK AL ABDULLA AL MUBARAK AL SABAH

CHAIRMAN, ACTION HOTELS

Since the opening of its first hotel Ibis Salmiya in Kuwait in March 2008, hotel owning company Action Hotels has grown steadily, as a result of the pioneering vision of His Excellency Sheikh Mubarak Al Abdulla Al Mubarak Al Sabah.

Committed to investment in the midscale hotel sector, Sheikh Mubarak is now responsible for five operating properties in Salmiya and Sharq in Kuwait; Muscat, Oman; Amman, Jordan; and Melbourne, Australia, and four under construction — in Muscat, Bahrain, Ras Al Khaimah and Brisbane. In RAK, Action Hotels owns the first IHG flag, a Staybridge Suites.

In total, Action Hotels has a 16 properties’ land bank, Sheikh Mubarak told Hotelier earlier this year, but he is looking at adding a property in the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia later this year.

When it comes to choosing operators, Action hotels has strategic partnerships with Accor and IHG and a third operator could be on the cards in the future.

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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