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Mohamed Ahmed Awadalla

Chief executive officer, Time Hotels Management LLC
With a decade under his belt at the company, the business is moving from strength to strength in the hospitality industry

Mohamed Ahmed Awadalla drives significant revenue and pipeline growth for home-grown hotel brand Time Hotels Management. With a decade under his belt at the company, the business is moving from strength to strength in the hospitality industry.

Time Hotels currently operates nine properties under four different brands: Time Hotels & Resorts, which covers four- and five-star hotels; Time Hotels Express, a brand that features three-star hotels; Time Hotel Apartments, which specialises in furnished apartments; and Time Residence, which includes both furnished and unfurnished residential apartments.

The UAE-headquartered company has eight hotels in its pipeline throughout the Middle East, all of which are set to open by Q4 2018. The company is also planning to extend its footprint to Ajman and Fujairah in the UAE, followed by Saudi Arabia before the end of Q4 2018.

The new additions will join Time Hotels’ existing portfolio of seven properties between Dubai and Sharjah, taking the total tally to 17 properties in the Middle East.

From 2015 to 2016, the firm’s revenue has increased by 12%, while gross operating profit has increased 12% and net operating profit increased 8%.

Time is also striving to play an important role in “overcoming the gender gap in the Middle East”. At Arabian Travel Market 2017, the company announced that its new four-star hotel in Dubai’s Al Barsha district, Time Asma Hotel, would be operated by 80% female staff, headed by general manager Ghada Mahgoub, and would feature dedicated facilities for female travellers.

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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

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Previous Ranking
5
Number of years in the role
10
Number of years with the company
9
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2017
8
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2017

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