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Ahmed Hozaien

Area Vice President Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Egypt, Marriott International

Ahmed has 35 years of hospitality experience during which he has worked and occupied property and regional roles in Europe, Latin America, the Far East and the Middle East.

Following years of service with various multinational hospitality groups, Ahmed joined Marriott International in 2017 in his current capacity of Area Vice-President for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Egypt. He started his career in the F&B department in 1989, then shifted to the rooms division before occupying managerial positions. Ahmed became hotel general manager for the first time in 2000, whilst first time multi-property and regional responsibilities were in 2008.

Holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Management from Helwan University Cairo 1986, Ahmed has also an MBA from ESSEC Business School Paris obtained in 2009. And a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Asset Management from Glion Institute Switzerland in 2017.

Throughout 35 years of hospitality, Ahmed has worked in 8 countries and 4 Continents. He is passionate about people and enjoys discovering the world’s different cultures. During 12 years of experience in Saudi Arabia, Ahmed saw the country’s transformation where the Kingdom is positioned today as an attractive destination for international leisure tourism, besides a great boost to the existing three important sectors, religious, Business and leisure travel.