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Advisory Board

Khalid Saud Abu Haimed

Chief Executive Officer

Al Khozama Investments

Sultan Bader Al-Otaibi

Chief Executive Officer

Dur Hospitality

Ahmed Bin Madhi

Chief Investment Officer

Rua Al Madinah Holding Company

Muhammad Al Amir

Chief Executive Officer

AIMS Hospitality

Hicham Hassouni

Strategy & Business Development Chief Officer

Boutique Group

Khalid Al Amoudi

Chief Executive Officer

Jabal Omar Development Company

Mohammad Alathel

Chief Executive Officer

Amsa Hospitality

Abdulrahman AlBassam

Chief Executive Officer

Tilal Real Estate Development Company

Fahad Al-Fawaz

Chief Executive Officer

Al Hokair Group

Dr. Adel Ezzat

Chief Executive Officer

Elaf Group

Majed AlGhanim

Managing Director of Tourism and Quality of Life Sector

Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia

Wahdan Al Kadi

Chief Business Officer

Tourism Development Fund (TDF)

Mohammad Abdulhameed Almubarak

Chief Executive Officer

Knowledge Economic City

Ahmed Alomair

Executive Director – Brand and Marketing


Steven Webster

Head of Hospitality Asset Management


Hassan Ahdab

President of Hotels Operations

Dur Hospitality

Abdullah Abdulkarim Al-Mazrou

CEO, Real Estate Investment & Development

Al Mutlaq Real Estate

Abdulhadi A. Al-Qahtani

Director, Refad Real Estate

Al-Qahtani Holding

Ahmad Al Sahli

Director of Marketing

Rua Al Madinah

Patrick Antaki

Chief Operating Officer

Hospitality Management Holding

Ramine Behnam

Vice President - Development EMEA

Minor Hotels

Anne Biging

CEO & Founder

Healing Hotels of the World

Gregory Black

Chief Executive Officer

BBG Developments

Stefan Breg

Managing Partner

KEANE Consulting

Paul Bridger

Chief Operating Officer

Rove Hotels

Hala Matar Choufany

President, HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Abdellah Essonni

Chief Executive Officer

PIF Projects

Sarah Gasim

Senior Vice President and Head of Hotels


Chris Godfrey

Chief Executive Officer


James Hacon

Chief Marketing Officer


Chadi Hauch

Regional Vice President, Lodging Development – Middle East

Marriott International

Guy Hutchinson

President & CEO


Jerry Inzerillo

Group CEO

Diriyah Gate Company Ltd.

Mohammed Jawa

Founder & Chairman

MJS Holding

Philip Jones

Senior Vice President Operations, Middle East & Africa - Premium, Midscale & Economy Brands


Zoltan Kali

Chief Asset Management Officer

Boutique Group

David Keen

Founder & CEO


Aradhana Khowala

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Aptamind Partners

Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer

Kerten Hospitality

Panos Loupasis

Market Managing Director Türkiye, Middle East & Africa

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Christopher Lund

Executive Director, Head of Hospitality & Tourism, MENA Region


Elie Milky

Vice President Development

Radisson Hotel Group

Dr. James Morgan


International Tourism and Hospitality College

Amine E. Moukarzel


Louvre Hotels Group/Golden Tulip MENA & Flamingo Hospitality Management

Chris Newman

Executive Director, Hotel Development


Tim Peck



Mike Rigby

General Manager & Regional Vice President, Middle East & India


Damien Rizzi

Regional Director

Voltere by Egis

Edie Rodriguez

Member of the Board of Directors

Saudi Tourism Authority

Turab Saleem

Partner - Head of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Consultancy – MENA

Knight Frank

Jad Shamseddin

Chief Operating Officer

Aleph Hospitality

Gaurav Sinha

CEO & Chief Strategist

Insignia Worldwide

Tom Wood

Chief Executive Officer

The Boundary Architectural Visualisation

Simon Wright

Founder & Chairman

TGP International

Spencer Wylie

Chief Executive Officer

Compass Project Consulting