MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL MEA INTRODUCES NEW CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER AND CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL
David Leman and Robert Davies respectively bring in over 20 years of experience in Human Resource and Legal expertise to Marriott International Middle East & Africa
Dubai, UAE – 2 September 2015 – The Middle East & Africa continent office of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) have over the past months appointed two new senior members of staff who will both be based out of the hotel group’s regional headquarters in Dubai. Already a vital member of the Marriott International family, Robert Davies has taken a step forward in his longterm Marriott career whilst David Leman joined the company for on May 1st 2015.
As Division General Counsel, Robert has led strategic legal initiatives for both Europe and the Middle East and Africa, and has been instrumental in the growth of the Marriott International brands across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Oxford graduate brings a wealth of legal expertise and in-depth knowledge of the Middle East and Africa region to this leadership position.
Commenting on Robert’s promotion, Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International said: “Robert’s promotion was a natural step forward from his previous role thanks to his vital contributions to the company’s success in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa over the past years. He has been, and continues to be an important part of our team and will continue to support our regional growth in the years to come.”
Additionally, Marriott International Middle East & Africa proudly welcomed new joiner David Leman as Chief Human Resources Officer. David was previously the Vice President of HR at Qatar Airways and with a career in HR and hospitality spanning over two decades, David has held a number of high profile positions such as Regional Director of HR at both Starwood Hotels in the Middle East and Hilton International within the Arabian Peninsula.
Having spent over a decade residing in the UAE, David is a keen student of the Gulf region’s culture and local community and in his free time he has accumulated enough flight hours to hold a private pilot license.
Peter Schiffrin, Global Human Resources Officer, Global Development and Middle East & Africa said of David’s appointment: “We are very excited to have David join the Marriott International family. His resumé is testament to his many capabilities which Marriott International associates from across the region will all benefit from. We look forward to having him be part of our company’s continued work to remain one of the ‘100 Best Companies To Work For’, as voted in last year’s Fortune magazine.”
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading global lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands.