ALY SHARIFF
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ALY SHARIFF

Chief operating officer, Citymax Hotels
The group is gearing up to open three new hotels in the final quarter of 2018 — one in Ras Al Khaimah and two in Dubai.

Aly Shariff joined Citymax Hotels nine months ago to oversee the group’s portfolio of hotels and drive its expansion strategy. He has been mandated to oversee the growth of Citymax Hotels from its current portfolio of four hotels and 1,384 keys to eight hotels and 2,333 keys.

The group is gearing up to open three new hotels in the final quarter of 2018 — one in Ras Al Khaimah and two in Dubai.

In November last year, Citymax Hotels made its debut in Aswan, Egypt with the opening of Citymax Hotel Aswan, marking the group’s first international property.

Following the announcement of a new brand identity in 2017, the group unveiled its refreshed new look at Citymax Hotel Al Barsha. The renovated hotel features additional sleeping areas in rooms and smart connectivity options. Shariff enthuses to Hotelier: “I will be spearheading the launch of [Citymax Hotels’] new identity by redefining the segment and by carving out a unique position being guest-centric, market-appropriate, as well as adaptive to each location.”

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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
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Vice chairman and CEO
KURT STRAUB
Vice president of operations
VINCENT MICCOLIS
As regional general manager
AMINE E. MOUKARZEL
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Senior vice president, operations & development
DR BADR AL BADR
Chief executive officer
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
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Vice president
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Chief executive officer
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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
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Cluster general manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief operating officer and partner
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Chief executive officer
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Chief operating officer
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Founder and chairman

BY THE NUMBERS

9
Number of months in role
9
Number of months with company
4
Number of operating hotels in the region as of July 2018
3
Number of pipeline hotels in the region as of July 2018

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