He brings in over 25 years of expertise spanning various industries with 15 years in the hospitality sector. Santiago has been with the R Hotels group since 2009. Before taking the helm as cluster general manager, he was the group financial controller for the seven properties of R Hotels in the UAE.
Commenting on his appointment, Santiago said, “It has been a great journey with R Hotels over the past 10 years and I am thankful to the top management for handing the baton over to me with confidence. R Hotels continually explores internal talents, which has been one of the keys for the consistent success of the group.”
Santiago earned his MBA from University of Northampton, UK and also has a PGD in Business Administration from University of Wales, UK. He is also a professionally qualified accountant from CIMA, UK.