Industry Update
Appointment14 June 2021

Joseph Abou Yaghi

Appointed Corporate Vice President Human Resources
At Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Ltd. in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Joseph Abou Yaghi

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, Joseph is an accomplished people and culture leader with a proven track record in shaping and governing exceptional human capital and organizational culture.

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation Ltd.

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation (Rotana) was founded in 1992, by a partnership between two visionary thinkers, Nasser Al Nowais and Selim El Zyr, who were joined three years later by Nael Hashweh and Imad Elias.
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