Maram Kokandi is the General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road, in Saudi Arabia and part of the Radisson Hotel Group. Maram oversees all aspects of the hotel operations and is responsible for driving its financial performance.
Saudi national Maram made history by becoming the first Saudi female General Manager in the hospitality industry.
Maram started her career in hospitality working for international hotel brands in Jeddah as a sales manager. In her role at Rosewood Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia she was part of the hotel pre-opening team progressing to corporate sales manager covering banking, financial, and Government business.
Maram then moved to be become Area Sales Manager for luxury property Raffles Hotel in Dubai where she was Area Sales Manager and responsible for sales and marketing for the western area of Saudi Arabia. She then returned to Saudi Arabia to hold a sales manager post at Park Hyatt Hotel in Jeddah.
Maram was then awarded a prestigious international scholarship to study hospitality management in the United Kingdom. On her return to the Middle East region she joined the commercial function of renowned Dubai based real estate developer Emaar before taking up the historic new role with the Radisson Hotel Group.
As a passionate supporter of empowering women, Maram has championed greater participation of females in the workplace in Saudi Arabia, in line with the Saudi Government’s Vision 2030.
Maram holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.