Industry Update
Appointment 7 March 2009

Richard Riley

Appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
At Abu Dhabi National Hotels in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Richard RileyAs CEO of ADNH, Riley will focus on developing, strengthening and building ADNH’s portfolio in the region. Riley has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality-related sector including tenures in the Middle East as Director of Operations for Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts. Prior to joining ADNH, Riley was the Managing Director of Emaar Hotels Management LLC, based in Dubai. Riley started his career with Hyatt Hotels in Hawaii and later on moved to the group’s international division and the company’s Japan country operations. He also worked with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts for more than a decade in senior leadership roles. As General Manager of Hong Kong-based Kerry Properties Group, Riley oversaw the development and operation of retail, residential and hospitality complexes in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Riley obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the School of Economics at the Michigan State University, USA in 1978.

Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Established more than 30 years ago, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC (ADNH) has grown to be the leading hospitality company in the United Arab Emirates. Its interests cover a wide spectrum of the hospitality sector including ownership of 5-star hotels in city of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai, catering, facilities management, transport and tour operations.
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8 September 2015 — Assuming the role of senior manager, procurement, Joseph joins the ADNH team with more than 12 years of experience in the procurement field, most of which was acquired in the hospitality field with UAE-based organisations.
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Ahmed Odeh - Head of Finance

8 September 2015 — Boasting extensive leadership experience in finance, throughout his career Odeh has worked for private and publicly listed companies such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, Manarah for Investment in Development Projects and Abu Dhabi Ship Building, where he acquired his expertise in the assurance and business advisory field as well as a number of other investment sectors.
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