Dr Badr Al Badr
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Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief executive officer, Dur Hospitality
Dur Hospitality boasts a portfolio of more than 20 projects and properties worth SAR 2.4bn (US $640m) in the pipeline

Having successfully led the transformation of the company's identity and brand from SharaCo to Dur Hospitality, CEO Badr AlBadr enjoyed a good year in 2016, with the firm achieving revenues of around SAR 500m (US $133m) and net profit of approximately SAR 114m (US $30m).

One of the largest and the longest-standing hospitality companies in Saudi Arabia, Dur Hospitality boasts a portfolio of more than 20 projects and properties worth SAR 2.4bn (US $640m) in the pipeline, and employs around 1,700 staff members.

In line with Dur Hospitality’s strategy to focus on the development of three- to four-star hotels, it is currently investing heavily in Saudi Arabia’s emerging cities, such as Jeddah, Tabuk, Jubail, Yanbu, and Al Hofuf. The company is currently developing a 238-room hotel in Jeddah, and a four-star, 120-room hotel in Al-Hofuf, as well as the first Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott properties in Yanbu, with an investment of SAR 87 million (US $23m) — Marriott International’s first franchise agreement in the Kingdom.

Al Badr says: “Our development pipeline is currently running in high gear, with around 22 projects at different stages. Most are scheduled for delivery between 2018 and 2020.”

The CEO’s achievements also include supporting and developing several local corporate social responsibility programmes.

“We have two targets that we focus on at Dur: energy and food saving, and recycling, as well as the support of non-profit organisations through the utilisation of our resources,” Al Badr explains.

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
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
Founder, president, and CEO, Millennium Hotels & Resorts
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

17
Previous Ranking
5.5
Number of years in the role
5.5
Number of years with the company
12
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2017
11
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2017

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