Industry Update
Appointment 8 October 2015

Bani Haddad

Appointed Managing Director
At Aleph Hospitality in Dubaï, United Arab Emirates

Bani HaddadBani HADDAD ESSEC IMHI 2000 has decided to launch his own company of Hotel Management for Middle East and Africa, with a special focus on East Africa countries and Iran. Bani joined Wyndham Hotel Group in 2007 to head the company’s development in the Middle East and Africa. His remit was expanded in 2012 to include responsibility for operations as he was appointed Regional Vice President following five years of strong growth. Since starting his career with Starwood as a front desk associate, Haddad has held a variety of roles within the hospitality sector including overseeing the pre-opening phase of Walt Disney Studios as project manager for EuroDisney and working as General Manager at a Disney managed hotel. In 2005 Bani moved to Dubai with Hospitality Management Services as Regional Director and was instrumental in the introduction and development of Holiday Inn Express in the Gulf.

ESSEC Business School

Bani Haddad (Class of 2000) is a graduate of ESSEC Business School in Cergy Pontoise - France
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Aleph Hospitality

Aleph Hospitality is a pioneering third-party hotel management company, specialising in the operation of internationally recognised hotel brands across the Middle East and Africa. Headquartered in Dubai, with satellite offices in Addis Ababa, the company offers regional hotel owners unrivalled access to the international expertise and local know-how required to maximise the success of their assets.
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