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

RIYADH FRONT EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTER

Kamel Ajami

Kamel Ajami is responsible for Hilton’s dynamic portfolio of hotels across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Levant. In this fast-growing region, Kamel oversees the operations of over 35 trading hotels across six of Hilton’s market-leading brands – with a pipeline of 80 properties in total across these markets and plans to introduce five additional Hilton brands over the next few years.

Prior to holding his current position, which he assumed in July 2020, Ajami spent almost five years as Hilton’s Vice President of Operations for KSA & Levant. In this role, he oversaw the company’s operations in multiple markets including Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan.

Ajami joined Hilton in 2000 as the General Manager of Hilton Sharm Waterfalls Resort in Egypt, after having successfully led hotel teams as general manager in both the UAE and Egypt. In 2012, Ajami was promoted to country manager for Jordan. Not before long, his remit expanded to include Lebanon up until his subsequent promotion in 2015.

Born and raised in Lebanon, Ajami holds a bachelor’s degree from the Hotel Management Administration School, London University, UK. He also holds a certification from Cornell University after completing Hilton’s GM Excellence programme, and another from the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE).

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