Monday, August 2, 2021

On the move

Sonia joins Sheraton Jumeriah Beach

Sonia Parmar has been appointed the Marketing Manager at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort. Parmar’s 17+ years’ experience, began at Clariges Hotel followed by successful roles at Emirates Palace, Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, Royal Rose Hotel, Abu Dhabi and Gloria Hotels & Resorts. She has won several awards and honours.


Ghaida Arabi promoted

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel has appointed Ghaida Arabi to the position of Marketing, Communications and PR Manager. Prior to this, she was Assistant Marcom & PR Manager at Anantara Eastern Mangroves and has been recently named one of Power 50 Hotel Marketers in the region.


Mandarin Oriental appoints Dobey

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Geraldine Dobey as the new General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Paris. She was previously a part of the leadership team at Mandarin Oriental’s Geneva property. Dobey will also oversee the operations of Mandarin Oriental’s Geneva and Marrakech hotels.


Pande named as new DOR

Sofitel Dubai Downtown has appointed a new Director of Rooms, Ruby Pande. With 18 years of experience in hospitality, Pande has worked across several prestigious establishments including the Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, Pullman Jumeirah Lakes Tower, and Sofitel Dubai Downtown.


Abdelaziz moves to Sharq Village

Shady Abdelaziz is appointed as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Doha. Prior to this, Abdelaziz was Director of Sales at Four Seasons Hotel Doha. He brings over 21 years of commercial and operational experience in the hospitality industry.


Nader is Marriott Area VP for UAE

Marriott has appointed Michel Nader as Area Vice President for the UAE. He will oversee 60 operating hotels across 20 brands. Nader brings with him over 20 years of international experience in the industry and most recently as the Market Vice President for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt for Marriott.


Gulf Air makes key appointments

National carrier Gulf Air has appointed two Bahraini nationals into the executive and management roles - Adnan Hashim as Chief Financial Officer and Jamal Al Kuwaiti as the Director of Human Resources. Hashim brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. He was the earlier CFO at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), and prior to that, he held the same role at NCB Capital. On Al Kuwaiti's appointment, Gulf Air said he has more than two decades of working experience, of which 15 years were concentrated in human resources management field alone.


dnata appoints Singapore MD

dnata has appointed Musdalifa Abdullah as the company’s Managing Director for Singapore. A Singapore national, Abdullah joined dnata in 2017. As Chief Financial Officer for dnata’s Asia Pacific Region, he had played an important role in the transformation and innovative development of dnata Singapore in the last few years.


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