List of Most Popular Hospitality and Tourism Leaders announced for Middle East.


In this article, we celebrate the remarkable individuals on this coveted list, delving into their journeys, innovations, and enduring commitment to elevating the guest experience. Every leader featured on this distinguished list is not just an achiever but also a source of immense inspiration. Those who aspire to reach similar heights should delve into their journeys, studying their paths meticulously—from their educational backgrounds to the steps they took to climb the professional ladder. Emulating their strategies and learning from their experiences can pave the way for aspiring individuals to achieve their own remarkable successes.

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Hozpitality Group - Hozpitalitys Best 30 Hospitality and Tourism Leaders in the Middle East: Shaping the Future of Hospitality Industry 

We congratulate the winners and look forward to sharing their stories with the industry.

30 Most Popular Hospitality & Tourism Leaders of the Year (In Alphabetical Order )
Alexander Suski, Chief Hospitality Officer - SBK Hospitality Group
Bani Haddad, Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality
Candice D'Cruz, Vice President - Luxury Brands - Europe, Middle East & Africa at Marriott International
Dimitris Manikis, President EMEA @ WYNDHAM Hotels & Resorts
Dr. Naim Maadad, Chief Executive & Founder Gates | Chairman Australian Business Council
Emma Banks, Hospitality Strategist @ Hilton
George Kunnappally, Managing Director - Nando's
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director MEA & South West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts
Jeff Strachan, Business Development Director at Dubai College of Tourism
Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, CO-Founder, Global Restaurant Investment Forum
Jonathan Worsley, Chairman & Founder, The Bench I Advisory Board, Emirates Academy
Katerina Giannouka, CEO Jumeirah Group
Khadija Turki Director, Tourism Development and Marketing at Ajman Department of Tourism Development
Marc Dardenne, Chief Operating Officer at PIF Projects
Mark Kirby, Chief Operating Officer - Head of Hospitality at Emaar Hospitality Group
Matthew Weihs, Group Managing Director at The Bench
Mohamed Awadalla, Chief Executive Officer at TIME Hotels
Noelle Homsy, Co-Founder at ENVI Lodges
Patrick Antaki, Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Management Holding
Pawan Kachroo, MD, Khamas Hospitality
Philip Jones, Senior Vice President Operations, Middle East & Africa at Accor
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
Salem Al Shahrani, Managing Director for FRSS Hotels Makkah at Accor
Sandeep Walia, Chief Operating Officer - Middle East at Marriott International
Siegfried Nierhaus, Vice President Middle East at Deutsche Hospitality
Steve Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Qatar Airways
Sultan Al-Otaibi, CEO at Dur Hospitality
Sunjeh Raja, Director & CEO, ICCA Dubai
Tatiana Labaki, Head of Hotel & Tourism Advisory at TONOMUS.NEOM
Yahia Kotub, Chief Executive Officer - Abu Dhabi Tourism Investment Co. ADTIC