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  • Mohamed Al Geziry

  • Alia Abou Alwan

  • Noor Al Geziry

  • Hassan Kira

  • Ahmed Fathallah

  • Paul Jackson

  • Niamh Hunter

  • Stine Rantsen

  • Dahlia Simmons

  • Milanie Manalo

  • Viktoriya Khaydukova

  • Kristine Jean Genove

Mohamed Al Geziry
Chairman
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As founder of the consultancy, Mohamed Al Geziry brings over 40 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry in the Gulf, having held a number of senior management positions in sales, marketing, and hotel management.

In his formative years during the 70’s and 80’s, Mr. Al Geziry was responsible for the development and direction of sales and marketing strategies for both Inter-continental and Sheraton Hotels across the Gulf region.

He is one of the founders of the Dubai Commerce and Tourism Promotion Board, now known as Government of Dubai's 'Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing', and an active partner in a committee which was established for Dubai Hotel Classification.

Prior to setting up his own consultancy, he was the general manager of Dutco Hotels. One of his most important roles included responsibility for the strategic direction and full day-to-day operation of the world-famous Jebel Ali Hotel and Golf Resort. Among his management record were the highly prominent Hatta Fort and Oasis Beach hotels.

Mr. Al Geziry has extensive knowledge of all aspects of hotel and tourism development, operations, and management, both locally and internationally. Today, in his capacity as Chairman of the Consultancy, he is assisted by a team of young, highly knowledgeable professionals, with whom he collaborates to collectively deliver the highest level of success for clients.

In addition to his many commitments, Mr. Al Geziry is a member of Conseiller Culinaire of the Dubai Baillage “Chaine des Rotisseurs”, a member of the Skål Club in Dubai, and of SITE, MPI and the Institute of Hospitality.

Alia Abou Alwan
Vice Chairman
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Co-founder of the Consultancy, Alia Abou Alwan was an important part of her Husband's Hotel Life for over 30 years, involved in many aspects of being the perfect host including welcoming Royalty and Dignitaries from around the world.

Born in Kuwait and educated in Lebanon, Alia lived most of her life in Dubai, where she began her professional career at the Dubai Petroleum Company in 1968 to then move to the Commercial Bank of Dubai as the first and youngest Ladies' Bank Manageress in the world - a great experience filmed by the BBC's documentary "Women Behind the Veil".

From there, Alia moved to London to work as the Private Secretary for H.E. the UAE Ambassador for 4 Years. She then came back to manage a jewelry and silver exclusive outlet in Dubai that also sold top quality French China and Crystal at a time where no other outlet in the region offered such quality artifacts.

Prior to co-founding the consultancy, Alia also organized many antique exhibitions in Dubai for 10 years with the Vice Chairman of “Lapada” (London Antique Dealers Association) and the famous “Sotheby” Auction that took place at the Dubai World Trade Center.

She is a natural communicator and a perfect public relations personality that is capable of communicating with almost any one, she is your perfect host.


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Noor Al Geziry 
Vice Chairman 
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Noor Al Geziry: A constant quest for the new and unexplored!

An expert in successfully planning and managing projects and events from inception to implementation, Noor has an innate ability to bring people and ideas together. She is a strategic person, that can conceptualize and look ahead - and is also a perfectionist who looks at the details and dives into the specifics.

Noor has acquired extensive experience in research, bench marking and developing quality standards, amongst others, while working on the development of several Quality Standard Schemes over the years with the company.

Her passion for challenge and her interest in exploration have earned her various work opportunities in different fields over the past years. These include Brand Management & Design, Marketing & Events, Real Estate & Development, and Government Leadership Development & Training.

Now in her capacity as Vice Chairman, Noor oversees the Consultancy's entire operations and provides the team with the support that encourages self development, sought after results and achieved targets.


Hassan Kira
Financial Controller
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Qualified in Egypt, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce - majoring in Accounting from Ain Shams University, Hassan has over 20 years experience in the fields of Finance and Accounting holding several positions in different industries both in Cairo and Dubai.

Prior to joining Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy as the Internal Auditor, Hassan worked as an Accountant for a Multinational Company in Cairo and continued his career working for the Food Industries Company for seven years as an Accountant before being promoted to Internal Auditor. He later joined a tourism company, a subsidiary of the Export Development Bank of Egypt Corporation where he served as Internal Auditor for eleven years before assuming the position of Chief Accountant.

Currently in his capacity as Financial Controller, Hassan oversees the financial activities, book-keeping and implements financial controls within the Consultancy in addition to preparing financial reports, budgets and financial forecasts on a regular basis.

His last position as the Financial Controller of Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy which he held for seven years in addition to more than 26 years of diversified experience within the fields of Finance and Accounting, have equipped him with the knowledge and skills that enable him to provide expert advice and consultancy on the financial activities of the whole organization in his current capacity as Financial Consultant.

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Ahmed Fathallah
General Manager - Destination Marketing
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Born and raised in the UAE, Ahmed holds a Bachelor Degree in Hotels Management. He has diverse sales and strategic planning portfolio with a focused approach through service standard management and innovative financial acumen.

Results driven, he has proven abilities in managing projects, improving efficiency of operations, and adapting proven strategies to varied international conditions in the hospitality industry that spans over 12 years in the region.

Ahmed is highly organized and analytical. His ability to turn challenges into solutions with his positive attitude and sound hotel sales experience allows him to offer his clients truly specialized services with great care.

Prior to joining the Consultancy he worked with Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Samaya Hotels and Resorts and was appointed as Regional Senior Manager for The Economist, The Guardian and The Observer in the region.

Ahmed has also the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in the product and service process and implement policies and procedures in order to improve and drive financial and service results. 







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Paul Jackson
Research Consultant
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Paul Jackson has 20 years experience working in research and marketing within the leisure, tourism and attractions sectors.

He has a wealth of experience of researching current and potential audiences to develop marketing plans for clients in the UK including VisitBritain, South West Tourism, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, National Maritime Museum, and most other leading visitor attractions.

At Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy he is currently the Research Consultant and has worked on several projects including the Dubai International Visitor Survey, a large scale survey to establish the profile, behavior and opinions of visitors to Dubai.

He has also helped organisations in leisure and entertainment to understand and develop their audiences including Barcelona FC, Disney, Chelsea FC, Dorna(World Governing body for MotoGP), Paramount, UCI (World Governing Body for cycling), Lawn Tennis Association, Sky TV and other leading television broadcasters.

Paul has developed modeling techniques to uncover the mindset and characteristics of audiences/visitors/customers. These are valuable in developing tailored effective marketing approaches for distinct customer groups.








Niamh Hunter
Senior Manager
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In the past 3 years in the UAE, Niamh has specialised in new openings, implementing best practice into hotel / centralized reservations and revenue management departments, and assisting hotels in selecting the optimum GDS and Internet distribution partners.

Prior to this, Niamh worked as a Revenue Management and e-Distribution consultant in the UK, utilizing pioneering methods which are only today being introduced to and capitalized upon in the Middle East market. One career role of note is regional Revenue Management for the Le Meridien Hotel group.

Niamh has worked through various openings and projects that have increased her comprehension of daily hotel operations, system dynamics and procedures as well as their set up requirements and reservations systems: PMS, RMS, GDS, and IDS. She is expert at designing and implementing comprehensive pricing structures for hotels, sellable in parity across all distribution channels.

Niamh was educated in Ireland, earning a BA in Hotel Management. She has over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry, holding a number of senior positions with a strong emphasis on Reservations and Revenue Management.







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Stine Rantsen
Consultant
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Stine started her career working for various luxury sector hotels and hotel chains in Europe while studying Hotel Management in her native country, Denmark. She has spent the past year working on the launch of the new Dubai Guest Accommodation Classification. Primarily, her focus within the project was the creation of various Quality Standards checklists for use by the Classification Assessors whilst on duty.

Previously, she worked as Administration Manager during the inception and set up of Scandia Real Estate Brokers, once more benchmarking to establish a viable market position. Stine was also responsible for the development, implementation and training of Standard Operating Procedures for the company.

Prior to this, Stine worked for The Leading Hotels of the World regional office in the Middle East supporting the Regional Manager and Sales Managers. This included various assignments such as organizing regional road shows for the member hotels across the GCC.

Stine has resided in the UAE for the last 7 years and has a strong awareness of the Arabic culture and work processes within the region.






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Dahlia Simmons
Training Consultant
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Dahlia Simmons is a training professional with over 20 years' experience designing and delivering both accredited and bespoke courses through the UK and UAE.

Clients have included large organisations in the UK such as Shepherd FM, Working Links, World Class Skills, Protocol Skills, EON, to name a few

Dhalia has lived in Dubai since April 2011 and is very familiar with the Emirates and the training needs of the region. She has worked with Webology Dubai, Nakheel Dubai, RTA Dubai, TSSC Dubai, SENAAT Abu Dhabi, the Saudi Government, Sharjah Department of Tourism, Dubai Department of Tourism & Marketing, and the Tawteen Council in Abu Dhabi.

Having had first-hand experience in the sales, retail, management and welfare to work sectors, Dhalia is well equipped to provide accurate and relevant training at all levels.

Dhalia herself is a qualified Assesor and Internal Verifier allowing her the benefit of her knowledge and experience to quality check any accredited courses being delivered. These could be through City & Guilds or Ed Excel or similar awarding bodies across the globe.







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Milanie Manalo
Senior Account Manager
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Having spent more than 10 years in the UAE, Milanie has acquired extensive experience in developing relationships with the Travel Trade and the Media. Her outgoing personality and operational efficiency allow her to maintain positive relations with all industry sectors.

Milanie specialises in Destination Marketing, Sales & Public Relations, coordinating and planning sales marketing activities, organising and attending events, maintaining travel trade, media and consumer databases, preparation and distribution of press releases. She is also involved in the organisation of Press and FAM trips, conducting consumer travel and trade research and liaising with the travel and tourism trade professionals for sales promotions.














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Viktoriya Khaydukova
Senior Account Manager
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Senior Account Manager Viktoriya, represents ultra-luxury clients of Mohamed Al Geziry Consultancy. She is a native of Ukraine with over 12 years experience working in the Hospitality Industry and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree.

Prior to joining the team, Viktoriya worked internationally in the USA and Seychelles focusing on luxury hotels such as Raffles Praslin Seychelles and Snowboat Hotel Atlantic City in New Jersey.

Moving to Dubai in 2005 she joined Grand Hyatt Dubai and The Palazzo Versace Dubai in promoting and marketing hotels to different markets where she gained extensive knowledge in sales and marketing.

Currently in her capacity as a Senior Account Manager, She analyses the demand of the market by establishing close relationships with the travel trade in the region, building and maintaining media relationships and identifying new business opportunities at all times.






Kristine Jean Genove
Statistician
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Kristine is qualified with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with experience in research projects from the initial stages of survey design to analysis and interpretation of results.

Prior to moving to Dubai, Kristine was involved for 4 years in the collection, analysis and presentation of quantitative information in the Academic Sector. This provided her with skills and a wealth of experience in the research field.

Currently as the company's Statistician, her role includes reporting and data processing tasks on a range of research projects including the Dubai International Visitor Survey, UAE Community Survey & UAE Lifestyle Survey among many others.