Youssef appointed COO of Kerten Hospitality

Kerten Hospitality has created Wafik Youssef, whose last job was as a vice president of functions for Kempinski Hotels in the Center East and Africa location, its main functioning officer.

In this crucial job, Wafik Youssef will oversee the rollout of new resort openings and increase the hospitality group’s footprint.

An expert operator

To date, Youssef’s profession spans two decades and 3 continents. Kerten Hospitality’s new COO will now add to the company’s enlargement, with openings planned for 2021 onwards.

Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality, claimed: “Wafik delivers a breadth of knowledge from global organisations, regional expertise and the knack to nurture groups that provide accomplishment and innovation and further aspire to come to be the industry disrupters and out-of-the-box thinkers. We are happy to have a commercially savvy leader who believes that our employee-centric culture can make sustainable international operations, one of a kind guest journeys, and finally produce worth to our owners and sector stakeholders.”

Functioning throughout the Center East

Based in the group’s corporate business office in Dubai, Youssef will acquire obligation for all of its operational qualities as effectively as forthcoming mixed-use projects throughout the Middle East, like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and Ga.

Youssef explained: “The Kerten Hospitality philosophy aligns flawlessly with my personal technique: to just take satisfaction in evolving and proactively elevating hospitality norms, to lay emphasis on community develop fairly than just operation of houses – motels, residences, workplaces, food and beverage and everything else that hospitality touches. This is what has inspired me to sign up for this entrepreneurial crew and lead to the evolution of our industry through the prism of adaptability and way of life.”

Ahead of becoming a member of Kerten Hospitality, Youssef held roles within just Emirates Palace, Kempinski Motels and Rotana. He most not long ago served as a vice president of functions for Kempinski Lodges in the Center East and Africa location, handling virtually 20 qualities following possessing led the group’s MEA area functions perform.