Published on : Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA recently appointed recognized hotelier Hamid Sidine as the Managing Director for Saudi Arabia. The new appointment has been made in light of the hospitality company’s aim to build an ambitious development strategy for the kingdom. The newly appointed industry professional has been bestowed the responsibility of achieving the recent company goal. The current aim of Millennium Hotels and Resorts is to operate 25 hotels across the country by the year 2025.
Hamid comes with an experience of 30 long years both in the regional and international domain. He completed education from Harvard Business School and holds several certifications in leadership development, strategic marketing and finance for executives. He also holds an MBA degree in Management Consulting from Toulouse Business School, a DTS in Hotel and Tourism Management and a BTS in Accounting Management and IT from the French Institute PIGIER in Morocco.
He has been with associated with heading prestigious global hospitality brands over the years. In nearly three decades of his career, Sidine has worked in countries like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in the Middle East as well as Tunisia, Senegal, Chad, Morocco and the Ivory Coast in Africa alongside France in Europe. He has worked in these places with renowned brands like Novotel, Pullman, Sofitel and Coralia Club. Hamid is also gifted with the talent of being multi-lingual.
In a recent press brief, Sidine said the present scenario is an exciting time to join Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA. He shared that he is looking forward to playing a pivotal role in the process of the company’s expansion plans in Saudi Arabia and other regions. He also added that being based in Riyadh works in his advantage as it enables him to work intimately with investors and partners. He thinks this would give him an edge to deliver maximum value which is the foundation of the company’s business philosophy.
He will take up the leadership role in the Riyadh office of the organization. Owing to his wide range of experience and expertise across three different continents, he has also been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for Africa and Turkey.