Marriott International expanding its business in Middle East and Africa

Published on : Monday, July 31, 2017

36584Leading global hotel tycoon, Marriott International today announced that they are expanding and strengthening its business by driving the Sales and Marketing Leadership team for Middle East and Africa.



This initiative will wheel up the expansion of its business on the successful merge between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.



This collaboration will be profitable for both the hoteliers with the service of the highly experienced hospitality professionals. This dynamic and refurbished Brand, Marketing, Sales and Consumer Services (BMSC) Leadership Team comprises of best people with proficient and wide knowledge in hotel business which is bringing together the exceptional talents and expertise from both the companies, making a strong commitment for the aggressive growth in Middle east and African market.



Neal Jones, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Middle East and Africa, Marriott International is leading the expert team which will provide the dedicated support in driving company’s will and also responsible for driving top line revenue for Marriott International brands, by developing the regional Sales and Marketing strategy.



Marriott International has over 240 hotels with 54,000 rooms in 30 countries. It is working towards targeting a projected growth of 150,000 rooms operational and pipeline in 38 countries by 2022 across Middle East and Africa.



Neal Jones commented that the leadership changes would bring the dynamism in work with greater synergies, teamwork, accountability and nimble decision-making critical to lay a strong foundation that will support the ambitious growth plans in the region. He also said that it is matter of great excitement to work together with talented and diverse group of leaders who bring with them exceptional domain expertise as well as regional insights that would make more vibrant.




Paul Dalgleish, Vice President of Sales & Distribution will be responsible for Property, Market and Area Sales Organisations as well as the Global Sales Organisation.



Sarah Allen, Vice President of Revenue Strategy & Analysis will be responsible for Property, Market and Area Revenue Management, Remote Revenue Management Solutions and Revenue Management Analysis.



Jitendra Jain, Vice President of Digital, Loyalty and Portfolio Marketing will be responsible for the company’s award-winning Loyalty Programs, Partnerships, cross-brand marketing of Marriott International’s regional portfolio and will lead all Digital Marketing, Platforms and Products. He is employed with Starwood and previously led the Marketing function for the former Starwood portfolio in the Middle East.



Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, Vice President of Premium and Select Brands will be responsible for Brand Marketing and Management for Marriott International’s compelling portfolio of Premium and Select Brands. He will also oversee Restaurants & Bars Marketing as well as Area Field Marketing.



Sarah Walker Kerr, Vice President of Communications Middle East and Africa will be responsible for devising and implementing the overall Communications Strategy for Marriott International in the region, driving visibility, enhancing the perception of the company and its brands and increasing its share of voice in the media.



Raheel Baggia, Senior Director, BMSC Planning and Services will be responsible for Integration and Change Management, Program Execution and Training.



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