Tourism & National Heritage
The Middle East has rapidly emerged as one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations.
The region’s strategic location between East and West, world-famous hospitality and well-developed infrastructure and airlines had enabled the region to thrive in the sector. Both the private and public sector have made significant investments in hotel and resort properties, tourist attractions and trade conferences.
The tourism and travel sector plays a major role in various national strategies…
To diversify economies away from petrochemicals. In Saudi Arabia, for example, officials estimate that the Kingdom’s nascent tourism industry will create as many as a million new jobs by 2030.
The region’s tourism and hospitality sector, however, is not without its challenges. Stiff competition has led to some concerns that parts of the Middle East are oversaturated with hotels, with unpredictable occupancy levels and average daily room rates constantly on the mind of hoteliers and travel professionals.
Taking advantage of the sector’s opportunities and overcoming obstacles requires skilled leaders. Cooper Fitch is well placed to help, with many than 20 years’ track record appointing C-Level executives and heads of functions to a range of tourism developers, public offices, hotels and entertainment groups. Other areas of expertise include arts and culture, hotels and resorts and sports and entertainment.
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Recruitment, executive search
C-Suite, board member and mid to senior-level recruitment
Public sector, advisory
Jack joined Cooper Fitch in 2013 and is a Managing Partner and the Head of Advisory and Public Sector, leading a team specialising in Risk Consulting, Audit, Deals & Transaction Services, Legal and Public Sector. He brings over twenty years of recruitment, search, consulting and commercial experience from across Australia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
During Jack’s time at Cooper Fitch, he has led multiple senior-level appointments and been appointed Account Director Lead across government and semi-government entities, the Big 4, diversified holding groups and multinational industry side clients throughout the Middle East and Africa. His ability to leverage his senior appointments, commercial acumen, team leadership and client advisory experience has allowed international and regional organisations to achieve their core business objectives by hiring top talent from the local and regional market and international subject matter experts and shaping their leadership organisation structures.
Our guide unveils expected salary ranges for new hires across various industries and core functions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2021.
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