Andrew Shaw
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Andrew Shaw

Assistant vice president — development EMEA, Dusit International
Dusit International operates six hotels in the region and more than 1,731 rooms

As assistant vice president for development in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Dusit International’s Andrew Shaw has enjoyed a busy year, especially within the mid-market hospitality segment.

In line with Dusit International’s stated goal to have half of its operations beyond the borders of Thailand by 2022, the Asia-based operator set up shop in the UAE over a decade ago with the opening of the Dusit Thani Dubai.

Since that time, the hotel company has successfully extended its presence and, over the last 12 months, it has doubled its regional pipeline and signed a hotel management agreement with Al Manzil Hospitality Group to operate the dusitD2 Seef Bahrain, which is scheduled to open in Manama, Bahrain, in 2018.

Dusit International operates six hotels in the region and more than 1,731 rooms. It also currently boasts a total of eight hotels in the pipeline. Since Shaw took office, the company has expanded into the Nairobi, Ethiopia, Turkey, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Bahrain markets.

“We have nine properties in the region, and on a global basis we have 51 in the pipeline. Within the next two to three years, we should have 70 operating properties across 20 countries. At the moment we have 29 operating hotels across eight countries,” Shaw says.

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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

28
Previous Ranking
5
Number of years in the role
5
Number of years with the company
6
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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