Kyriakidis To Step Down As President of Middle East & Africa, Mariott
Marriott International has announced that Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director of the company’s Middle East & Africa division, will transition from the position effective 31 December 2019 to take up an executive advisory role for the company.
Kyriakidis joined Marriott eight years ago as Marriott International’s first leader of MEA under the company’s newly established continent structure.
During Kyriakidis’ tenure, Marriott’s presence in MEA grew from 37 hotels in 10 countries and territories to 264 properties in 30 countries and territories, with a signed pipeline of 184 hotels.
Passion & Tenacity
“As Marriott’s head of the Middle East & Africa, Alex has, in a short amount of time, propelled the company to new heights,” said Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International.
“His passion, tenacity and global mindset have driven our growth in the region. During his tenure, Marriott’s presence in MEA has grown seven-fold to 264 properties, with the number of associates exceeding 60,000.”
Prior to joining Marriott, Kyriakidis spent over 38 years as global managing director, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure, for Arthur Andersen and then Deloitte LLP.
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