Wakeb has 22 years' experience in business development, market access & commercial operations management. He started his career in San Francisco, California then relocated to Abu Dhabi in 1997. From there, he headed several pre-opening teams for properties in UAE, one of which was the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Dubai. Wakeb joined the pre-opening team of The Fairmont Dubai in 2001 as their associate director of sales and in 2004 was promoted to the role of director of business development.
A three-time recipient of the Fairmont Masters award, Wakeb holds a bachelor degree from San Francisco State University with a major in French and international business studies; and a diploma in advanced marketing from Cornell University, New York.
Recent Appointments at Accor
11 March 2020 — Hani Akkari has been appointed General Manager of one of Doha's fastest growing hotels, Alwadi Hotel MGallery Collection locate in Msheireb Downtown Doha. With a hotel career spanning Europe and the Middle East, Akkari comes to Alwadi Hotel with more than 15 years' experience at some of the world's most recognized luxury properties.
3 March 2020 — Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche is pleased to announce Wesam Khouran as General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. In his new role, Wesam will oversee and drive the successful performance of the hotel in accordance with company standards, mission statement, vision, and values.
27 February 2020 — From 1 March, Wencke Bolsius will start as General Manager at Swissôtel Amsterdam. After almost ten years as Head of Revenue for the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, she takes over from Harold Kluit, former General Manager of Swissôtel Amsterdam.