DR BADR AL BADR
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DR BADR AL BADR

Chief executive officer, Dur Hospitality Company
Dur Hospitality is one of the largest and longest-standing hospitality companies in Saudi Arabia.

With a portfolio of more than 20 projects and properties worth SR 2.4 billion (US $639.9m) in the pipeline, Dur Hospitality is one of the largest and longest-standing hospitality companies in Saudi Arabia.

At its helm, CEO Dr Badr bin Hamoud Al Badr is driving the company’s focus on the development of three- to four-star hotels in the emerging Saudi markets of Jeddah, Tabuk, Yanbu and Al Hofuf.

Pipeline properties for the group include a 238-key hotel in Jeddah, and a four-star hotel in Al Hofuf city. Dur is also developing the first Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott properties in Yanbu. The 150-key project marks Marriott International’s first franchise agreement in the kingdom. Also part of Dur Hospitality’s strategic expansion plan is the group’s plan to increase the number of rooms it operates in Makkah and Madinah to more than 5,000 rooms by 2023.

Dur is also aiming to double the company’s portfolio of owned properties. With around 22 projects at different stages in the pipeline, most are scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2020, Al Badr tells Hotelier.

Additionally, in line with the nationalisation goals of the kingdom’s Vision 2030, Dur Hospitality increased the percentage of Saudi employees from 21% to 36% in 2017, achieving one of the highest rates in the sector.

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
President and managing director
PASCAL GAUVIN
Managing director
OMER KADDOURI
President & CEO
TIM CORDON
Area senior vice president
ALI AL ZAABI
President
OLIVIER HARNISCH
Chief executive officer
MARC DESCROZAILLE
president
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice President
IGNACE BAUWENS
Regional vice president
MOHAMED AWADALLA
Chief executive officer
SIMON CASSON
President – hotel operations,
HENK MEYKNECHT
Chief operating officer
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief operating officer
GABRIEL ESCARRER JAUME
Vice chairman and CEO
KURT STRAUB
Vice president of operations
VINCENT MICCOLIS
As regional general manager
AMINE E. MOUKARZEL
President
LAURENT A. VOIVENEL
Senior vice president, operations & development
DR BADR AL BADR
Chief executive officer
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
TARAS ETTL
Vice president
MICHAEL WALE
Chief executive officer
PRATEEK KUMAR
Regional vice president
JOSE SILVA
Chief executive officer
BARAN TURKEL
Managing director
MICHAEL COTTAN
Executive vice president
JAMAL SERHAN
CEO and senior vice president
SUMAIR TARIQ
Managing director
SIMON COOMBS
President and CEO
ABOUDI ASALI
Chief executive officer
MOHAMED SOUSSAN
Group general manager
AMMAR KANAAN
Group general manager
FADI MAZKOUR
Co-founder & regional director branding and business development
KAMAL SIMON FAKHOURY
Chief executive officer
ALY SHARIFF
Chief operating officer
HATEM GASMI
Founder and managing director
PIERRE SOKHON
General manager
ALI HATATA
Vice president, hospitality division
MARKLAND BLAIKLOCK
Deputy CEO
PRITHVI RAJ SINGH OBEROI
Executive chairman
RANJIT PHILLIPOSE
Area director
ANTHONY ROSS
Chief executive officer
NEHME IMAD DARWICHE
Founder and chief executive officer
CENK UNVERDI
Cluster general manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief operating officer and partner
ABDULLA BIN SULAYEM
Chief executive officer
JAYDEEP ANAND
Chief operating officer
ABDULLATIF KABBARA
Corporate office general manager
SIR ROCCO FORTE
Founder and chairman

BY THE NUMBERS

17
PREVIOUS RANKING
6.5
Number of years in role
6.5
Number of years with company
12
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
11
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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