Vice President Operations – MENA, Louvre Hotels Group
I graduated from the Michigan State University in the year 1985, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A) in Hotel Management, specializing in Food & Beverage Operation.
Soon after my graduation, I commenced my work assignment as a Management Trainee with the Marriott Hotel in Torrance, California until 1988.
Having earned considerable foreign exposure, I joined Hyatt Regency Hotel Dubai, in 1988 as Banquet Manager, in the Food & Beverage Department until 1992, a first step, towards a long journey enhancing my Middle East experience.
I went back to Marriott Hotel-Jeddah as Food & Beverage Manager, and later joined Rotana, Muscat-Sultanate of Oman in 1995, as Director of Food & Beverage.
Continuously climbing the ladder of success, I joined Sheraton Sana’a Hotel, Yemen in 1999, as EAM In-charge of Food & Beverage and in 2001 was promoted as General Manager in Sheraton Hotel, Aden.
In 2003, I joined Flamingo Hospitality Management & Consulting as General Manager in Kuwait and later in 2004, moved over to Muscat-Sultanate of Oman as General Manager of Golden Tulip Seeb. Within a short span, i.e. 2005, was promoted to Director of Operation.
As Director of Operation, my responsibilities cover under one umbrella, all Golden Tulip properties, in Oman, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait, Tunis and others in the MENA region, monitoring and maintaining high standards of services, and ensuring that policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.
I led the charge to open over 50 hotels in the past 10 years supporting the successful operation of Flamingo Hotel Management & Consulting and the JV with Golden Tulip.
In 2014, I was promoted to my current position as Vice President Operations, maintaining the standards and guidelines of the brand from the construction period to technical service assistance until the opening to full-blast operation.