Hilton, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, announced Wednesday the appointment of Mohab Ghali as vice president operations for Egypt and North Africa.
In his new role, Ghali will be responsible for regional strategy development and well as overseeing operations for 19 hotels and 14 pipeline hotels in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, said a statement from the hospitality giant.
An Egyptian-Italian national and lifelong hotelier with more than 25 years’ experience, Ghali has a proven track record of successfully managing all aspects of hotel operations, opening seven Hilton properties in 11 years across four different brands.
Ghali is widely recognized as a corporate strategy and development specialist who is effective and accountable in high-profile executive roles, said the statement.
His consistent delivery of superior results in growth, revenue, operational performance and profitability earned him the 2010 General Manager of the Year Award, and the 2015 MEA President Award for Hilton Worldwide.
Ghali began his career as a front office supervisor in 1992, progressing in his career with Hilton hotels across Egypt holding managerial positions that included front office manager, executive assistant manager, resident manager and general manager.
In 2008, Ghali took the position of country manager for Hilton in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE where he was responsible for leading operations and projects across the emirate for seven operating hotels and managing three general managers, four hotel managers and a full cluster set-up of 2,300 team members.
He then served as the general manager for Conrad Hilton Dubai before taking on his current role in Egypt.
“With a Hilton hotel or resort in nearly every corner of Egypt, the company is in a unique position to help meet the needs of every guest, no matter their style or preference,” remarked Ghali.
“I am looking forward to further showcasing Hilton as an all-encompassing brand, providing guests with quality experiences in Egypt while promoting the individual destinations and the country itself to a wide audience of travellers both domestic and international,” he added.