Fawaz Moumina and Marwan Fadel have stepped into senior Operations and HR positions as Hilton realises its growth plans in Saudi Arabia with more than 50 hotels set to open in the coming years.



Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Riyadh: Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the appointment of two senior Saudi nationals to its Saudi Arabia based senior regional leadership team.

Fawaz Moumina, formerly Senior Director, Human Resources for Egypt, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Levant (EKSAL) at Hilton, has assumed the position of Country Manager and Senior Director, Operations for Saudi Arabia. He is joined by Marwan Fadel, newly appointed as Regional Director of HR for Saudi Arabia and the Levant.

In his role as KSA Country Manager, Fawaz will partner with Hilton’s general managers and ownership community in Saudi Arabia to drive best in class operations and performance across its portfolio of 16 hotels in the Kingdom, as well as deliver on Hilton’s ambitious growth plans in KSA, which features the company’s largest development pipeline in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region. With a Hilton career history spanning over a decade, Fawaz brings with him a wealth of hotel operations expertise and has implemented Hilton’s HR led people and culture strategy in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, as Hilton’s Regional Director of HR for KSA and the Levant, Marwan brings to the role over 20 years of HR experience from a variety of regional and international industries and organisations, including the likes of Jotun, LogiPoint, and Wataniya Insurance. Marwan holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Griffith University in Australia, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).

Commenting on the appointments, Kamel Ajami, Vice President, Operations – EKSAL, Hilton, said: “Fawaz and Marwan are well placed to deliver on Hilton’s operations and HR strategy in Saudi Arabia, leveraging their extensive knowledge and experience in their respective roles. As two Saudi nationals, their appointments signal an important step forward in Hilton’s ongoing efforts to identify and nurture Saudi talent as we realise our growth in the Kingdom.”

Hilton recently announced plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands in Saudi Arabia as it works towards its goal of increasing its portfolio to more than 75 trading properties operating in the Kingdom over the coming years. The company continues to support Saudisation efforts, with plans to hire 5,000 Saudi nationals by 2030.

About Hilton:

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,300 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 165 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone.