Funding agency Dubai Holding has appointed a brand new CEO for its resort division, Jumeirah Group, after the earlier title holder stepped down.
Katerina Giannouka is taking on from José Silva following his 5 12 months tenure within the position.
A long time of expertise
A recognised skilled within the worldwide hospitality business, Giannouka will begin on the Dubai-based group in December, with COO Thomas B. Meier appearing as interim CEO within the meantime.
She joins Jumeirah Group with 20 years of expertise in enterprise management, operations, resort improvement, asset administration and strategic advisory.
Unprecedented development supply
Giannouka has been Asia-Pacific president at Radisson Lodge Group since 2017, the place she led the execution of a complete five-year strategic and working plan, delivering unprecedented development of practically doubling the scale of the resort portfolio.
Previous to this, she led the Asia-Pacific and China improvement workforce of ultra-luxury Rosewood Resorts & Resorts, the place past delivering development, she performed an influential position in supporting new model improvement, company resolution making and strategic planning.
She mentioned: “I’m honoured to be entrusted and appointed to this key position with Jumeirah Group. Jumeirah operates among the world’s most iconic inns and has redefined luxurious hospitality with its distinctive and beyond-expectations service providing.
“The alternatives for Jumeirah are extraordinarily thrilling, and I eagerly look ahead to commencing this new journey alongside the complete workforce to unlock the immense potential of the Jumeirah model and sustainably safe its place on the world stage as the highest luxurious Emirati hospitality model recognised and sought-after globally.”
Transformative enterprise chief
Dubai Holding group CEO Amit Kaushal commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Katerina as the brand new CEO of Jumeirah Group. Through the years, Given Katerina’s spectacular monitor file as a transformative enterprise chief, in addition to her luxurious hospitality background and drive to create resilient groups and tradition, I’m assured that she’s going to construct on Jumeirah’s unimaginable success story and lead the enterprise to new ranges of sustainable and accelerated development the world over.”
Jumeirah Group operates a 6,500-key portfolio of 25 luxurious properties throughout the Center East, Europe and Asia. Upcoming additions throughout the Center East and Asia Pacific embody the 250-key Jumeirah Hangzhou by the tip of this 12 months; Jumeirah Lodge Marsa Al Arab in Dubai, slated to convey 386 rooms on-line in Q2 2023; and Jumeirah The Crimson Sea, including 170 keys to Al Wajh in Saudi Arabia throughout Q2 2024.