People On The MoveKaterina Giannouka takes the reigns of Jumeirah Group as the first female CEO of a Middle Eastern hospitality firm.

The first lady at the forefront of Jumeirah Group

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Katerina Giannouka joins Jumeirah Group after seeing through the completion of her five-year strategic plan at Radisson Hotel Group.
Katerina Giannouka joins Jumeirah Group after seeing through the completion of her five-year strategic plan at Radisson Hotel Group.

Katerina Giannouka has been appointed CEO of Jumeirah Group, ushering her in as the first woman CEO of a major middle eastern hotel firm.

Giannouka will replace José Silva in the role starting December after her five-year stint at Radisson Hotel Group where she served as president of Asia-Pacific.

During her service at Radisson Hotel Group, Giannouka spearheaded the launch of a comprehensive five-year strategic and operating plan, growing the hotel’s portfolio to almost double of its size.

She brings with her over 20 years of excellence in the hospitality sector, having also led the Asia-Pacific and China Development team of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts spurring growth, supporting new brand development and driving corporate decision making and strategic planning. She also served an eight-year tenure at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

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