Kyriakidis To Step Down As Marriott's President Of Middle East & Africa
Marriott International has announced that Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director of the company's Middle East & Africa division, will step down from his current position on December 31, 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's 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 CEO, 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."
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