List of Most Popular and Commended Sales and Marketing Leaders announced for Middle East.


Discover the top-performing sales and marketing leaders in the Middle East's hospitality industry with Hozpitality's Best 30 Most Popular S&M in the Middle East for 2023. This list features the sales and marketing leaders who have demonstrated exceptional sales and marketing performance, public relations, communications, strategic thinking, and leadership skills, chosen by popular vote from the region's hospitality community.

The winners were selected by popular vote, with the Middle East's hospitality community casting their votes for the most outstanding sales and marketing leaders in the industry.

These sales and marketing leaders have consistently contributed to the success of their organizations, showing resilience and adaptability in the face of challenges. Their sales performance, marketing techniques, leadership qualities, and industry recognition make them true inspirations to their peers.

The Best 30 Most Popular Sales and Marketing Leaders in the Middle East for 2023 list will provide insights into these inspiring figures' career journeys and success stories. We congratulate the winners and look forward to sharing their stories with the industry.

Please see the full list with profiles of winners online at:-

Hozpitality Group - Unveiling Hozpitality's Best Sales and Marketing Leaders of the Year in the Middle East: Power List by Popular Choice for 2023

30 Most Popular Sales and Marketing Leaders of the Year

Adil Aitlahri, Director of Sales, Kempinski Hotel Muscat
Ahmed Abdraboh, Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Fairmont Dubai, Fairmont Ajman and Fairmont Fujairah
Ali Ozbay, Regional Director Marketing Communications - Gulf Region, Rixos Hotels
Annelise Berthon, Senior Manager Brand PR India, Middle East & Africa and South East Asia & Korea, IHG Hotels and Resorts
Chris Moraes, Cluster Director of Sales, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel | ibis Styles Jumeira
Cyrine EL KLIFI, Cluster Marketing Manager, Grand Mercure & Ibis Styles Dubai Airport
Djaja Marie S. Pastor, Cluster Sales & Marketing Manager, Novotel, Ibis & Adagio Fujairah
Giacomo Ucelli, Director of Sales & Marketing, Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel
Glaiza Raposas, Marketing Manager, voco Bonnington Dubai
Hiten Umrania, Associate Director Marketing & Films, Zee Entertainment Middle East FZ LLC
Jan Siddiqi, Cluster Director of Sales, Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel & Coral Beach
Jayadev Nakka, Assistant Director of PR & Marketing, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi
Karishma Chopra, Director of Marketing and PR, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai
Malek Fakhro, Commercial Director, Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences
Matt Roberts, Director of Customer Experience MEA & India, UNOX Middleeast DMCC
Mayda Solatre, Cluster Executive Assistant Manager in-charge of Sales & Marketing, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman
Moataz Desouki, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Mohamed Afifi, Assistant Director of Sales, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Mohamed Taher, Director of Strategic Sales and Events, Palazzo Versace Dubai
Mohammad Daud Ali, Head of Sales & Marketing, Avis Rent a Car
Nuran Kilani, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Tower Plaza Hotel Dubai
Ossama Charrouf, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Jannah Hotels & Resorts
Paromita Ohri, Director Marketing & Communications, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
Prasanth Janarthanan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Millennium Place Barsha Heights
Priyanka Kapoor, Group Director Sales, Marketing, Branding, Communications; Sr. Regional Director EMEA and India at Swiss-Belhotel Int
Rawaa Theeb, Marketing Manager, Soul Hospitality LLC
Robert Nicolas, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Chedi Al Bait, Sharjah
Salim Lakdawala, Head of Marketing and E-commerce, R Hotels
Sam Dulka, Associate Vice President, Marketing, Dubai Economy and Tourism
Zakaria Abdelhai, Cluster Marketing Manager, Central Hotels & Resorts
Commended Sales and Marketing Leaders of the Year
Aafrin Shaikh, Marketing and Communications Manager, The H Dubai
Alex Simmons, Marketing Director, 4 Front Hospitality
Cecilia Natalia Hage, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown
Julio Rafael, Head of Marketing, Capital Motion
Laxmi Soundalge, Sales & Marketing Manager, Asha's Restaurants International LLC.
Maria Madara Venclova, PR & Marketing Manager, Ajman Hotel Managed By Blazon Hotels
Moritz Frings, EAM Sales & Marketing, Grand Hyatt Dubai
Shayne Marie Monasterio, Cluster PR & Marketing Manager, Wyndham Dubai Deira, Days Hotel by Wyndham Dubai Deira, Super 8 by Wyndham Dubai Deira
Sherif Amin, Asst. Director of Sales, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel
Youssef Hebbo, Director of Sales, Marketing and Operations, Movenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai