Having worked in Sales & Marketing, Revenue, Rooms Operations and general management in a number of international luxury hotels across 5 different continents covering UAE, UK, USA, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Australia, and Zambia, Imran is a seasoned hospitality professional operator. In his hospitality career spanning over 30 years, he 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 order to manage business development function for its hotel assets in early 2020. He has since then been recognized and grown consistently and is currently responsible for contributing to the organization’s strategy related to its hospitality asset tiers & positioning, selection of hotel & residence brands and management of RFP solicitation & operator brand evaluations. Imran leads the Hospitality Development practice in DGCL has been the focal person and the lead negotiator on the Hotel & Branded Residence Management Agreements (HMA) across DGCL’s diverse portfolio of 38 hotels & resorts that are strategically situated 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.