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Maher Abou Nasr Maher Abou Nasr

IHG Hotels & Resorts Expands Middle East and Africa Team with New Leadership Appointments

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the appointment of industry veterans Maher Abou Nasr and Charbel Boutros as vice president of operations for KSA and vice president of development for MEA respectively.

Abou Nasr has been with IHG for over 10 years and most recently as head of operations finance for IMEA, overseeing the Middle East, Africa and South West Asian markets. Prior to this, he was serving as the director of development working with owners and partners across the GCC, with a special focus on KSA. As VP operations for Saudi Arabia, Abou Nasr will be responsible for the performance of the hotels in Saudi, driving operational excellence, building stronger owner relationships, driving greater owner returns and developing the national talent. He will also focus on renovations and upgrading the quality of our current portfolio across the nation.

Boutros joins IHG following a 17-year tenure at Roya International with a career spanning across different roles including development strategy, hotel development, hotel portfolio strategy, asset management, M&A, tourism, master planning, F&B services and franchising. In his most recent role, he successfully contributed to growth and expansion of Roya’s services, increasing the team size from five to over 50 team members and enabling the consultancy service to become the leading hospitality consultancy practice in the region. Boutros has also overseen the development of iconic properties in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and has served as a client representative and hospitality advisor for some of the world’s best-known hospitality brands.