Jonathan Sheard
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Jonathan Sheard

CEO, Rixos Hospitality
He was appointed chief executive officer of Rixos Hospitality in May this year and has only been in the role a short few months

Jonathan Sheard is new at the helm of Turkish hospitality company, Rixos.

He was appointed chief executive officer of Rixos Hospitality in May this year and has only been in the role a short few months. Joining from French hospitality group, AccorHotels, where he spent the last 10 years, most recently as senior vice president development UK, he is leading the brand’s growth by proactively acquiring new portfolios on a franchise and management basis.

The Rixos Premium Dubai, the third property by Rixos Hotels in the UAE, opened its doors to guests on 24 June, 2017. The company already operates two other hotels in the UAE - Rixos The Palm Dubai, and Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah.

The Turkish operator plans to add another two properties to its portfolio by 2018, in Abu Dhabi and the Maldives. However, Rixos refused to provide any comment about its upcoming plans to Hotelier Middle East.

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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
Chief operating officer, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts
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

4
Number of months in the role
4
Number of months with the company
6
Number of Middle East operating hotels
1
Number of Middle East pipeline hotels

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