ADVISORY COUNCIL

HITEC DUBAI ADVISORY COUNCIL

To plan HITEC DUBAI’s educational program, an advisory council of experts with over 200 years of combined industry experience has been formed. The council’s role is to discuss and design an agenda that is most relevant to the Middle East’s challenges, needs and upcoming hospitality technology trends.

ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

Laurent Voivenel

Laurent A. VoivenelSenior Vice President, Operations & Development for Middle East, Africa & IndiaSwiss-Belhotel International

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Mahmoud Kamal

Mahmoud KamalCIOAl Habtoor Hospitality

Fraqnk Wolfe

Frank I. Wolfe, CAE CEOHospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®).

Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni

Dr. Sanjay NadkarniDirector Research and InnovationEmirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Marloes Knippenberg

Marloes KnippenbergCEOKerten Hospitality

Neil Menezes

Neil MenezesHead of IT
Public Investment Fund – Amaala

Samir Hamadeh

Samir HamadehGeneral Manager
Alpha Destination Management

Waleid IbrahimVice President – Information Technology – Middle East & Africa
Marriott Hotel International

Reda bin Abdoun

Reda bin Abdoun

IT Director

Dur Hospitality

Khalid Anib

Khalid AnibCEO
Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Nicholas Watson

Chief Digital Officer

Naseba

Ferghal Purcell

Ferghal PurcellChief Operating OfficerHMH (Hospitality Management Holding)

Amirul Islam

Mohamed Amirul IslamGlobal Board of Director
HFTP