Ahmed Jarkass

Ahmed Jarkass

Director of Sales & Marketing at Rixos Hotels
Lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Experience

  • Director of Sales & Marketing

    Rixos Hotels - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Sales & Marketing
    June 2018 - Now · 6 months

    Key Deliverables - Recruit, interview and hire a strong team in sales, marketing and PR, revenue and reservation departments (18 team members) - Support the planning, sales strategy, tactics and activities for the hotel and ensure all S&M plans are in place - Sign contracts with all key players’ tour operators & DMCs handling the markets of Russia, CIS, UK, Germany, Kazakhstan and GCC Achievements - Pre-opening Executive team member - Opened and fully operated on 15th October 2018 with all Inclusive concept - Fully integrated with all online channels - Site inspection, fam trips and media fam trips from different markets (1400 people)

  • Director of Business Development & Marketing

    Jumeirah Group / Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts - Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Sales & Marketing
    November 2009 - May 2018 · 8 years and 7 months

    Key Deliverables - Recruit, interview and hire a strong team in sales, marketing and PR, revenue and reservation departments.(34 team members) - Support the planning, sales strategy, tactics and activities for the hotel and ensure all S&M plans are in place Achievements - Pre-opening Executive team member - Ensure achievement of the financial targets for the Kuwait hotel, that the Sales and Marketing team achieve its budgeted goals and individual targets - Successfully positioning the hotel within the competitive set as number 2 YTD 2014 (RGI /115 %), number 1 YTD 2015 (RGI/135%), - Number 1 YTD 2016 (RGI/143%) and number 1 YTD 2017 (RGI/147%) - Built an aligned brand presence in the market, by providing leadership, coaching and by being a role model - Build and maintain positive relationships with key partners, set and monitor strategic goal

Education

  • Certificate Degree

    eCornell | Online Learning by Cornell University

    September 2011 - January 2012

    Certificate program in Marketing Strategy for Business Leaders

  • Bachelor of Hotel Management

    Helwan University - Faculty of Tourism & Hotel Management - Cairo, Egypt

    June 1993 - July 1997

    Specialization in Hotel Management

Languages

  • Arabic
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • English
    Full professional
    80%

Skills

  • Basic finance
  • Experience in recruitment
  • Marketing
  • New business development
  • Revenue Management
  • Sales
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