Swissôtel Al Ghurair has appointed Wasim Farah as the director of finance.
Farah will now oversee the Finance and Purchasing departments, taking charge of financial reporting and budget management functions.
He brings over 14 years of professional experience and has held progressive roles in the Finance department from the very beginning of his career in 2005. He joins Swissôtel Al Ghurair from his most recent role as cluster director of finance at Marriott International, overseeing Aloft Me’aisam, Element Me’aisam and Aloft Dubai South since October 2017.
Farah began his career in Dubai in 2005 as an accounting supervisor with pre-opening experience and moved up as accounts payable and payroll supervisor within the Marriott brand. In 2010, Farah joined Fairmont Dubai as staff accountant and thereafter progressed to various roles, including chief accountant, assistant director of finance and financial controller, within the property.
Farah said: “I am honoured to be part of the team at Swissôtel Al Ghurair and I look forward to using my experience to help drive the hotel’s continued success and performance. I also look forward to working with everyone to support Swissôtel’s ambitious plans for growing in Middle East, attracting more guests and enhancing its existing first-class guest experience.”