DUBAI: Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, named Hamid Sidine as its new Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East and Africa region. Sidine has been instrumental in cultivating success for the Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Africa and with this new position he will leverage his expertise in the regional operations of the company.
With more than 30 years of experience, Hamid Sidine is a seasonal hotelier and has held several leadership roles in renowned international hotel brands such as Accor and Sofitel. His experience also covers countries including Morocco, Tunisia, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Chad, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.
Sidine has been the Managing Director for Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over a year. And, in his current role he will oversee all operational aspects of the brand’s strategic expansion in the Middle East and Africa.
Orchestrating a wide range of professional skills and competences, Sidine is proficient in English, Arabic and French. He also holds several academic certificates including DTS & BTS from the French Institute PIGIER in Morocco, MBA in management consulting from Toulouse Business School in France and has completed many senior management programs including PLD from Harvard Business School in the USA.
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Africa, highlighted the importance of this appointment, “Sidine is a great asset and a qualitative addition to our regional management team. His interpersonal qualities and vast experience will help us go forward as our brand continues to flourish in the region.”
“His role will involve overseeing operations in the Middle East and Africa, and we are thrilled to support him in creating a positive impact on the operations of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA,” Alzaabi Added.
Commenting on his appointment, Hamid Sidine, said, “It is a privilege to head the consolidated efforts of Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, to a new chapter of success. Despite the minor setbacks that affected the hospitality industry on a global scale last year, the company has been performing very well.”
“Today, we look forwards to sustain our commitment towards our vision, our expansion plans, and strategic goals. Our relationship with hotels’ owners and investment companies is flourishing as it always has been,” Sidine concluded.