Advisory Board

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Mahmoud Abdulhadi
Deputy Minister, Investment Attraction
Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia

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Ramzy Abdul-Majeed
Chairman & CEO
Big On Hospitality

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Sohail Mohammed Alali
Director of Hospitality Investments
Taiba Investments

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Muhammad Al Amir
Chief Executive Officer
AIMS Hospitality

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Fahad Al-Fawaz
Chief Executive Officer
Al Hokair Group

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Majed AlGhanim
Managing Director of Tourism and Quality of Life Sector
Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia

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Wahdan Al Kadi
Chief Business Officer
Tourism Development Fund (TDF)

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Sultan Bader Al-Otaibi
Chief Executive Officer
Dur Hospitality

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Patrick Antaki
Chief Operating Officer
HMH Hotel Group

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Scott Antel
Founder/Owner
Scott's FZ

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Emma Banks
Vice President, F&B Strategy and Development EMEA
Hilton

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Imad Barrakad
Chief Executive Officer
Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development -SMIT

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Ramine Behnam
Vice President - Development EMEA
Minor Hotels

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Stefan Breg
Managing Director
KEANE Consult & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Michael Byron
Resident Director, UAE
SSH

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James Edmondson
Head of Development
Jumeirah Group

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Tareq El Zayat
Managing Director - Dubai, Board Director, Corporate Counsel
OBMI

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Dr. Adel Ezzat
Chief Executive Officer
Elaf Group

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Sarah-Jane Grant
Director
LXA

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Jeroen Greven
Managing Director
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

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Gauthier Guillaume
CEO & Creative Director
GG&Grace International & Grace Virtual Reality

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James Hacon
Chief Marketing Officer
MAPAL Group

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Chadi Hauch
Regional Vice President, Lodging Development – Middle East
Marriott International

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Sarah Hedley Hymers
Editorial Director
Connecting Travel

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Olivier Hennion
Managing Director
IT Hospitality Group

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Andy Holman
Chief Executive Officer
Eathos

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Guy Hutchinson
President & CEO
Rotana

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Jerry Inzerillo
Group CEO
Diriyah Gate Development Authority

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Mohammed Jawa
Founder & Chairman
MJS Holding

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David Keen
FOUNDER & CEO
QUO

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Carlos Khneisser
VP Development MEA
Hilton

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Aradhana Khowala
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Aptamind Partners

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Mark Kirby
Chief Operating Officer - Head of Hospitality
Emaar Hospitality Group LLC

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Gerald Lawless
Ambassador
World Travel & Tourism Council

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Michael Levie
Co-Founder
KUBE Ventures & CitizenM

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Christopher Lund
Executive Director | Head of Hotels | MENA Region
Colliers

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Naim Maadad
Chief Executive & Founder
Gates Hospitality

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Panchali Mahendra
Managing Director
Atelier House Hospitality

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Ali Manzoor
Head of Hospitality | Hotels & Tourism
CBRE Middle East Region

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Hala Matar Choufany
President - Middle East, Africa and South Asia
HVS

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Babette Marzheuser-Wood
Global Head of Franchise Group
Dentons Europe

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Haitham Mattar
Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa
IHG Hotels & Resorts

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Nicolas Mayer
Industry Leader Hospitality and Tourism EMEA; Managing Partner Global Center of Excellence Tourism & Hospitality
PwC Middle East

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Euan McGlashan
Global Founder & CEO
Valor Hospitality Partners

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Jalil Mekouar
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Inhovate Solutions

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Tini Meyer
Co-Founder
interior360

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Elie Milky
Vice President Development
Radisson Hotel Group

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Federico Minucci
Development Director Consulting, Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Middle East
Voltere by Egis

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Amine E. Moukarzel
President
Louvre Hotels Group/Golden Tulip MENA & Flamingo Hospitality Management

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Chris Nader
Co-Founder & CEO
ENVI Lodges

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Maher Abou Nasr
Vice President Operations Saudi Arabia
IHG Hotels & Resorts

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Amit Nayak
Vice President and Executive Board Member
HAMA MEA

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Chris Newman
Executive Director, Hotel Development
NEOM

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John Northen
Executive Director – Head of Hotels and Resorts
Royal Commission for AlUla

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Ranjit Phillipose
Area Director-Middle East & General Manager
The Palm, Dubai

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Raki Phillips
CEO
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

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Turab Saleem
Partner - Head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Consultancy – MENA
Knight Frank

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Jad Shamseddin
Chief Operating Officer
Aleph Hospitality

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Gaurav Sinha
CEO & Chief Strategist
Insignia Worldwide

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David Singleton
Founder
ōrāculī

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Alexander Suski
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Ishraq Hospitality

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Eddy Tannous
Vice President Operations
Accor KSA

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Hilari Voorthuis
Food & Beverage Manager - India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey
Accor

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Philip Wooller
Area Director - Middle East and Africa
STR

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Spencer Wylie
Chief Executive Officer
Compass Project Consulting