Hussein Ali Hatata
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Hussein Ali Hatata

Vice president, hospitality division, Al Khozama Management Company
Al Khozama Management Company is intent on its quest to be Saudi Arabia’s leading hospitality brand

In 2016, Hussein Ali Hatata and his team opened Al Khozama’s first resort property, Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa.

Later, in May 2017, according to sister publication, Construction Week, Al Khozama Management Company appointed global contractor Selini Impregilo to handle the US $293m redevelopment of Al Faisaliah Centre, which encompasses extensive renovations to Al Faisaliah shopping mall, Al Faisaliah Hotel, and Al Faisaliah Suites, and will include the construction of a five-star Al Khozama Hotel, expected to open in 2018.

Al Khozama Management Company is intent on its quest to be Saudi Arabia’s leading hospitality brand, as Hatata has revealed in numerous interviews over the past few years. Hatata joined the firm in 1978, and is a proponent of the company’s diversified business model of owning, investing, and operating.

He has shown keen interest in the company’s expansion across Saudi Arabia — citing Al Khobar and Dammam as targets — as well as further afield, revealing intentions to open Sharia-compliant hotels in the UAE and the Maldives. Although Al Khobar features in the group’s active pipeline, no announcements have been made for the other destinations.

Currently, the company’s management portfolio includes Al Shohada Makkah and Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah.

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President and managing director
OLIVIER GRANET
Managing director and chief operating officer
PASCAL GAUVIN
Chief operating officer, India, Middle East and Africa
MARK WILLIS
Area senior vice president Middle East, Turkey, and Africa
ANDREAS MATTMÜLLER
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ALI HAMAD LAKHRAIM ALZAABI
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OMER KADDOURI
President and CEO
ROBERT KUNKLER
Chief operating officer
KAMEL AJAMI
Vice president operations
AMINE MOUKARZEL
President/ partner
IGNACE BAUWENS
Wyndham Hotel Group regional vice president
SAMI NASSER
COO luxury brands
PETER FULTON
Group president – Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Southwest Asia
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
Simon Casson
President – hotel operations, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief executive officer
Antoine El Sayegh
President
Imad Elias
CEO
Vincent Miccolis
Country general manager, Middle East and Turkey
Mohamed Ahmed Awadalla
Chief executive officer
Henk Meyknecht
Chief operating officer, Middle East and Africa
Andrew Shaw
Assistant vice president — development EMEA
Laurent A. Voivenel
Senior vice president, operations, and development for the Middle East, Africa, and India
Sumair Tariq
Managing director
Baran Turkel
Managing directorTurkey, Middle East, and Central Asia,
Hatem Gasmi
Founder and managing director,
Aboudi Asali
Chief executive officer
Gabriel Escarrer Jaume
Vice chairman and CEO
Jamal Serhan
CEO and senior vice president
Hussein Ali Hatata
Vice president, hospitality division
Marc Dardenne
Group chief operating officer and interim CEO
Siegfried Nierhaus
Vice president Middle East
Rob Weeden
Vice president sales and marketing Europe
Kamal Fakhoury
Chief executive officer
Nehme Imad Darwiche
Founder and chief executive officer
Mohamed Soussan
Group general manager
Simon Coombs
President and CEO
Suparat Chirathivat
Vice president business development
David Grant Thomson
Chief operating officer
Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi
Executive chairman
Philippe Zuber
President and chief operating officer
Anton Bawab
Regional president
Frederic Flageat-Simon
Chief executive officer
Sir Rocco Forte
Founder and chairman
Philippe Harb
Chief operating officer and partner
Ranjit Phillipose
General manager

BY THE NUMBERS

13
Previous Ranking
12
Number of years in the role
39
Number of years with the company
6
Number of regional operating hotels
3
Number of hotels in regional pipeline

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