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Maher Abou Nasr

Vice President Operations, Saudi Arabia, IHG

As Vice President of Operations for Saudi Arabia, Maher Abou Nasr is responsible for driving performance across the company’s current portfolio of over 40 hotels in the country, with a lens of operational excellence, building stronger owner relationships,
driving greater owner returns, and developing national talent. He is also leading the company’s efforts on renovations and upgrading IHG’s current hotel portfolio in the country as well as driving the sustainability agenda as part of “Journey to
Tomorrow”, IHG’s 10-year responsible business plan.

An industry veteran with experience of over 25 years, Maher has been with IHG for over a decade. He started his career with the company as Regional Director, Finance & Business Support for our operations in the UAE, Near East & Africa region. He then served as Director of Development for the Middle East and Africa, working closely with owners and partners across the region with a special focus on Saudi Arabia.

Before assuming the role of VP Operations Saudi Arabia, Maher was the role of Head of Operations Finance for IMEA, overseeing the Middle East, Africa and South West Asian markets where he helped navigate the team and owners through the pandemic, leading cash management initiatives and creating operational efficiencies to set the foundation for a strong recovery.

Maher holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Manchester.