Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has appointed Adrian Bradley as Chief Financial Officer to succeed Alaister Murray. Adrian Bradley joins Jumeirah Group from London & Regional Hotels, following an 11-year career at Hilton and an early career at PepsiCo and Millicom.
A member of the UK's Institute of Chartered Accountants, Adrian Bradley gained experience in a variety of Finance roles with PepsiCo in the UK and Egypt, followed by a short period with mobile telecom operator Millicom in South East Asia. He went on to work for six years with Hilton International in the Asia Pacific region before being appointed to the Board of Hilton International to manage the company's real estate portfolio from London. From 2010 to 2012 he acted as Managing Director for London and Regional Hotels in the UK, before joining Jumeirah Group.
Commenting on the appointment of Adrian Bradley, Executive Chairman of Jumeirah Group Gerald Lawless said: "We are delighted to welcome Bradley as a new member of the Jumeirah leadership team. He comes at a time of rapid expansion, with six hotels newly opened in 2011 and a further six opening in 2012. In that two-year period the company will have doubled the number of hotels under management and almost quadrupled the number of countries in which we operate. His diligence and international experience will help us steer a steady and profitable course through this exciting new challenge and ensure that the Jumeirah delivers on its commitments to all its stakeholders, including shareholders, owners, business partners, guests and colleagues. I would also like to thank Alaister Murray for his contribution to Jumeirah and wish him every success in his future career."
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About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts, including 5 star hotels in Dubai, five star hotels in New York and 5 star hotels in London. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt luxury hotels in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.
As part of its ambitious expansion plans, Jumeirah opened eight new hotels since the beginning of 2011 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Rome, London and two in the Maldives. A further four properties in Mallorca, Dubai, Kuwait and Baku will open in 2012.
For further information please contact:
Director of Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137
United Arab Emirates
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