Marc Dardenne joins Jumeirah Group as group COO
Mr. Dardenne returns to Dubai to oversee Jumeirah Group operations across its international portfolio, which includes Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.
Mr. Dardenne has a long and established career as a hotelier having worked internationally for more than 30 years.
He joins Jumeirah Group from Patina Hotels and Resorts in Singapore where, as CEO, he oversaw brand creation, development and asset management.
Previously, Mr. Dardenne was based in Dubai and most recently worked as CEO at Emaar Hotel and Resorts, where he had a broad range of responsibilities including portfolio and concept development.
An industry pioneer, he has been recognised by peers and industry commentators for his contribution to the development of the hospitality sector. He won an award in recognition of his Leadership Excellence and was voted ‘CEO of the Year’ in the Middle East.
Mr. Dardenne has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and is fluent in French, English and German. ■
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