17 - 19 SEPTEMBER 2024 | 2PM - 10PM DAILY


Imran Changezi

Imran is a seasoned hospitality professional operator who has worked in Sales & Marketing, Revenue Management and Rooms Operations, subsequently rising through General Management & leadership positions in a number of international luxury hotel brands across 5 different continents covering UAE, UK, USA, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Australia, and Zambia.

In his hospitality career spanning over 30 years, Imran spent 16 years with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts where he led Sales & Marketing functions at property, cluster & at corporate level before growing in operational and executive management roles at iconic hotels such as Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Burj Al Arab. Imran then continued to build upon his professional credentials further by working in leadership roles with the Four Seasons, Accor, Anantara and The Aga Khan Foundation.

Imran joined Diriyah Gate Company Ltd. (DGCL) in 2020 to manage its business development function for the hospitality assets. He has since then enjoyed consistent growth & recognition whilst contributing to the organization’s hospitality asset development strategy, positioning, selection of hotel & branded residence operators and leading Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) negotiations.

Earlier in 2023, Imran was given additional responsibilities and appointed as ‘Centre of Expertise’ for Hospitality Asset Class within DGCL. He currently leads the Hospitality Development practice as its Executive Director and is responsible for strategic guidance and leadership across a diverse portfolio of 40 hotels & resorts currently under development across 5 masterplans.

Imran holds an MBA degree from the prestigious London Business School, UK and earned his General Managers Program (GMP) certification Cornell University, USA.