ALI HATATA
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ALI HATATA

Vice president, hospitality division, Al Khozama Management Company
Hussein Ali Hatata has four decades of experience under his belt at Al Khozama Management Company,

A seasoned hotelier, Hussein Ali Hatata has four decades of experience under his belt at Al Khozama Management Company, where he has been a proponent of the company’s diversified business model of owning, investing and operating hotels. The Saudi-based group is intent on its quest to be the kingdom’s leading hospitality brand, and currently manages six hotels, with another three under development.

In previous news reports, Hatata has expressed interest in the company’s expansion across Saudi Arabia, citing Al Khobar and Dammam as potential locations for new hotels. In 2016, the group also revealed plans to expand its sharia-compliant hotels outside Saudi Arabia, with several potential markets, including Dubai and the Maldives, on the table. Currently, the company’s management portfolio includes Al Shohada Makkah and Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina in King Abdullah Economic City, Jeddah.

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ALEX KYRIAKIDIS
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
GABRIEL ESCARRER JAUME
Vice chairman and CEO
KURT STRAUB
Vice president of operations
VINCENT MICCOLIS
As regional general manager
AMINE E. MOUKARZEL
President
LAURENT A. VOIVENEL
Senior vice president, operations & development
DR BADR AL BADR
Chief executive officer
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
Chairman
TARAS ETTL
Vice president
MICHAEL WALE
Chief executive officer
PRATEEK KUMAR
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
Founder and chief executive officer
CENK UNVERDI
Cluster general manager
PHILIPPE HARB
Chief operating officer and partner
ABDULLA BIN SULAYEM
Chief executive officer
JAYDEEP ANAND
Chief operating officer
ABDULLATIF KABBARA
Corporate office general manager
SIR ROCCO FORTE
Founder and chairman

BY THE NUMBERS

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PREVIOUS RANKING
13
Number of years in role
40
Number of years witH company
6
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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