After sister title Caterer Middle East revealed Emma Banks' departure from JRG Dubai, Hilton has now confirmed the appointment of Banks as vice president, F&B strategy & development for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Based at Hilton’s MEA area office in Dubai, Banks will report to Hilton president EMEA Simon Vincent, and will lead F&B strategy, as well as concept and product solution development and implementation across EMEA. In addition, she will oversee the sourcing and management of third-party restaurant brand and operator relationships to support Hilton’s trading and future pipeline of hotels.
She joins Hilton from the Jumeirah Restaurant Group, the dedicated restaurant division of the UAE-based Jumeirah Group, where she was managing director, and has worked across both the UK and the Middle East throughout her career.
Banks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Leeds University.