Complementing its vision for the KSA, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has appointed Hamid Sidine as its managing director for Saudi Arabia.
Sidine assumes his new position with 30 years of valuable regional and international experience, having held leadership roles with global hospitality brands such as Sofitel, Pullman, Coralia Club and Novotel in countries including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon in the Middle East; Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Chad and the Ivory Coast in Africa; and France in Europe.
In his new capacity, he will lead the company’s Riyadh office and will be responsible for achieving the hotel group’s goal of operating 25 hotels countrywide by 2025.
Due to his broad-ranging expertise that spans three continents, Sidine – a Moroccan national – has also been appointed chief operating officer for Turkey and Africa, two fast-growing regions for the hotel group.
Enthusing on the new appointment, CEO, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, Kevork Deldelian said: “Sidine’s vast experience and leadership expertise will be a distinct advantage as we realise our strategic vision for Saudi Arabia and further strengthen our partnerships with hotel owners in the Kingdom, with a priority on maximising return on investment. I am confident Sidine will also drive forward our growth strategy in Turkey and Africa, stamping out our footprint in destinations on our development radar.”
Sidine proudly holds several academic certificates in disciplines including leadership development, finance for executives and strategic marketing from Harvard Business School in the USA; an MBA in Management Consulting from Toulouse Business School; and a DTS in Hotel and Tourism Management and a BTS in IT and Accounting Management from the French Institute PIGIER in Morocco.