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Ossama Charrouf – Corporate Director of Commercial and Development

With a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance and processing his MBA in The University of Chichester in the UK in business administration and strategic management, Ossama holds over 18 years of experience in the hospitality and hotel management sector in the Middle East.

Ossama has been playing key management positions since 2008 having Global Sales in Movenpick Hotels and Resorts and represented 81 hotels in the UAE market, his most recent role prior to joining Jannah Hotels and Resorts in 2017 as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing and at present driving the group strategies of the Commercial team of the company.

Moaaz Ahmed Tayyab – Head of Finance & Operations

Moaaz brings along 13+ years of solid financial analysis, control, and strategic planning from his home country, Pakistan. Before his relocation to the UAE, he was the Director of Finance at Continental Dive Core Developers Pvt. Ltd. He also carries various hospitality brands in his portfolio such as Asst. Director of Finance in Pearl Continental Hotel – Malam Jabba, Financial Controller in Ramada by Wyndham – Islamabad, Chief Financial Officer – IHIG Pakistan Pvt. Ltd., and Deputy Director Finance, Pearl Continental Hotel – Karachi.

Equally important, he also had his foundation in audit and taxation with Hashoo Group and KPMG Pakistan.

Mohamad Ali – Director of Finance

With a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. Demonstrated competencies in handling general accounting and finance support functions covering all financial aspects of business and drive the company’s financial strategy and planning.   He is responsible for assessing the financial performance of the company as well as possible risks and investments.

Also proven in providing proactive and efficient administration and human resource assistance with remarkable skills in carrying out multiple task simultaneously, maintaining strict confidentiality of company records, coordinating with third parties and surpassing performance parameters.

Ganga Ram Yadav – Area Revenue Director

With excellent leadership skills, an innate ability to implement revenue management strategies, craft creative solutions, and overall optimization for the business development, Yadav is the addition to Jannah Hotels & Resort’s pool of outstanding professionals.

Equipped with twenty years of hospitality expertise in different areas of revenue management, he is set to play a major role in the growth and success of the Jannah Group. Rigged with successful improvements in quality reservations and well-established selling strategy – Yadav is expected to lead efforts to coordinate strategies between group sales and supported selling initiatives covering Jannah Hotels in the country.

Andre Ferreira – Area Director of E-Commerce

Andre has a degree in Hotel Revenue Management at Cornell University and started at Corinthia Hotels in Lisbon as E-Commerce Executive, growing his career into Revenue with focus on digital marketing and data analytics.

Julio Rafael – Asst. Director of Marketing

Started his professional career in the banking and finance sector before moving to Marketing and Customer Service. He had his foundational years in Al Forsan International Sports Resorts and Al Forsan Real Estate Estate in Abu Dhabi as a Marketing Manager right after moving to the UAE from Lebanon. He also managed the F&B sector in the Reserve Out App which consists of over 400 accounts and a total of 1,700 outlets all over UAE including Hilton, Marriot, St. Regis, Four Seasons, and SLS. He was a Cluster Marketing Manager in Capital Motion Restaurant Management handling 11 F&B outlets in different areas of Abu Dhabi prior to joining JHR.

With his innovative approach to handling various accounts and his keen and ambitious personality, we are excited to see how Julioredefines our marketing initiatives to help maintain our exceptional service at a caliber of excellence across all properties both in marketing and communications.

Ahmad Hafez – Corporate IT Director

With a bachelor’s in MIS and Masters in Information Technology Management, Ahmad has multiple industry experience as IT Manager for an extensive portfolio across several prominent companies in the UAE including Commodore Group & Emirates Link Maltauro.

He started as IT Manager for Jannah Hotels & Resort since 2018 and promoted as IT Director as of 25 April 2021.

Umar Ahmed – Head of Internal Audit

Umar brings along 9 years of internal audit experience with Hashoo Group, one of Pakistan’s notable conglomerate corporations which handles the hospitality and oil and gas sector. Completing a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Accounting at Oxford Brookes University as well as finishing advanced level study in Accounting, Business Studies, Economics, and Urdu at the University of Cambridge International Examination in 2009, Umar’s extensive exposure in internal audit and accounting will help redefine the team’s strategies towards safekeeping our organization’s best interest.

Under his merits lies his professional qualifications such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), as well as completing further studies at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Faris Madakkal Kurupillath – Corporate Purchasing Manager

Faris brings more than 15 years of experience as a professional Purchasing Manager providing excellent service in the field of Hospitality, Property Development & Facilities Management.

His background in high-negotiation, planning, and organizing landed him the lead position in Jannah Hotels & Resorts overseeing 5 Jannah Hotel Properties.

Kaela Aranas – Assistant Brand Manager

Kaela Aranas has been a PR professional, digital marketer, administrator, and events coordinator both in the Philippines, the UAE, and even with international remote clients. Like most startup professionals, her freelance and internship jobs enabled her to effectively craft her career direction in areas where she’s most passionate about – Marketing and PR.

She graduated from Far Eastern University Philippines with a bachelor’s degree in Communications which solidifies her confidence in public speaking and content creation. She has been handling PR accounts for hotels, restaurants, and private entities since 2017.