Oussama Massoud has been promoted to the position of director, operations, Levant at InterContinental Hotel Group.

Haytham Aziz has been named as the new general manager of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, a promotion from his previous role of hotel manager at the property which he assumed in 2015.

John Farrelly has taken on the position of multi-property director of sales and marketing for The St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai Al Habtoor City, and The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, where he will lead the three brands’ strategic direction for sales and marketing.

Hanita Haida has been appointed as the new director of finance and business support at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island and Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.

Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi has been named as the new deputy CEO for Gulf Air, following recent decision by the airline’s board of directors.

With over 37 years of industry experience acquired throughout his career in various aviation-related positions, the aviation management MBA degree holder will contribute to the achievement of the carrier’s corporate goals, enhancing its important position as a key Bahraini asset driving the economic growth of the Kingdom.

Gloria Guevara Manzo has taken on the positions of president and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council, where she will be instrumental in leading the organisation into its next phase of development.