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Gerald Lawless Gerald Lawless

Gerald Lawless

GERALD LAWLESS has been chosen as the new chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Lawless, former group CEO of Jumeirah Group and new head of tourism and hospitality at Dubai Holding, has long been a leading figure in the industry.

During his 18-year tenure as CEO of Jumeirah Group, he spearheaded the evolvement of the hotel chain into a globally known luxury hospitality brand, expanding the company’s portfolio to 22 hotels in 11 destinations.

He has been a member of WTTC since 2005, sitting on the executive committee since 2008, and as vice chairman since 2012.

The WTTC chairman is elected for a term of two years.