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Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the promotion of Ross McAuley to the role of Vice President, Brand Marketing for Jumeirah Group and Shaf Butt as Director of Marketing for the Dubai Commercial Team.

Ross McAuley has been appointed as Vice President of Brand Marketing for Jumeirah Group. He joined Jumeirah Group in 2007, initially responsible for Marketing and Innovation across the whole of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Then, as Director of Marketing in Dubai, he successfully led the central marketing function for Jumeirah's hotels and resorts in Dubai, including 70 restaurants and bars, convention and meeting facilities. Before joining Jumeirah, Ross held marketing and brand management positions for Sony UK in London and DHL Express Middle East based in Bahrain. A Scottish national, Ross has a degree in Law from Aberdeen University in Scotland. In his new role, Ross will be responsible for driving the Jumeirah brand promise globally and will be responsible for Brand Management and Customer Experience, Brand Marketing/Advertising, Guest Recognition and Loyalty, and the Brand Digital platform for the Jumeirah Group.

A British national, Shaf Butt has recently been promoted to the position of Director of Marketing for the Dubai Commercial Team. Shaf joined Jumeirah Group in 2007, initially responsible for Rooms Marketing at Madinat Jumeirah - The Arabian Resort. In 2009 he was promoted to Director of Marketing - Rooms for the Dubai hotels. Before joining Jumeirah, Shaf held key marketing positions for companies such as Carphone Warehouse in London, UK and Axiom Telecom in the Middle East. He holds a degree in Media from the University of Southampton, England. In this new role, Shaf will be responsible for leading the whole Dubai Marketing function for Jumeirah’s Hotels & Resorts in Dubai.

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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 Shanghai 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 Dubai hotels; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House luxury hotel 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.

PR Contact:

Director of Corporate Communications
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 73137
United Arab Emirates

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