Hotelier Middle East Power 50 2012

Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Hotelier Middle East Power 50, the only list that recognises and celebrates the top 50 hotel professionals working in the Middle East hospitality industry.

43 )Jiri Kobos

Jiri Kobos
Industry : Hospitality, Finance, Retail and Real Estate
Job Title: Vice President Operations

In 2011 Jiri Kobos, previously managing director and general manager of the 440 room Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo, was promoted to the role of vice-president operations based in the corporate office in Bangkok.

He is responsible for the operations and performance of the group’s hotel portfolio taking a proactive role in the execution of quality standards, employee performance and guest satisfaction, and also helping secure leads for new properties.

In the Middle East, Kobos’ focus remains on the core Dusit Thani brand, which launched in Dubai 10 years ago and is planned for Abu Dhabi, believed to be opening this year, Jeddah and Bahrain. Meanwhile, in Dubai, the hotel is undergoing a major room refurbishment.