June 15, 2021 | tourism

Rotana strengthens its leadership team

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region, has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team.

Announcing the new appointments, Guy Hutchinson, President and CEO of Rotana, said: “We are delighted to introduce Ghazi and welcome Joseph back to the Rotana family. The addition of these two dynamic leaders will further strengthen our team and ensure we continue to meet the needs of our key stakeholders, colleagues, and guests in today’s fast-changing and ever-evolving industry. We look forward to leveraging the expertise and strategic insight of these passionate professionals as we navigate recovery and continue our journey of growth.”

“We are fortunate to have this caliber of talent join our leadership group. Ghazi Mousharafieh brings tremendous experience that will no doubt be invaluable in aligning our corporate vision and evolving market needs. The return of Joseph Abou Yaghi to the team will fortify the company’s Human Resources vision and strategy, leading the continued development of our unique Human Capital platform,” he added.

Ghazi Mousharafieh has joined as Chief Financial Officer and will play a crucial role in overseeing the financial performance of the hotel group, while providing governance and direction to the finance and accounting teams, as well as advising on long-term business and financial planning. Mousharafieh is a deeply experienced finance expert with more than 20 years spent in the UAE in senior financial and accounting roles.

Joseph Abou Yaghi has been reappointed as Corporate Vice President Human Resources. He will be responsible for developing, delivering and promoting best practices in human resource management for the group and its diverse portfolio of brands. With a wealth of experience and deep industry knowledge, Yaghi is an accomplished people and culture leader with a proven track record in shaping and governing exceptional human capital and organizational culture.

Rotana currently operates 68 hotels in 24 cities across 14 countries, including an impressive 10,012 keys across 36 hotels in the UAE. The group’s pipeline consists of 40 upcoming projects including 10 that will deliver more than 3,000 keys to the market in the next three years


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