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Jumeirah Group appoints Akram Touma as General Manager in Shanghai

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Staff writer | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | June 18, 2008
Akram ToumaJune 18, 2008, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury international hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has announced the appointment of Akram Touma to the position of General Manager for Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi in Shanghai.
Mr. Akram, an Australian national, boasts over 25 years of international experience in the luxury hospitality industry with major chains in six countries and three continents. After starting his career in London, Mr. Akram soon moved to hotels in the Middle East, then Australia and Thailand. Since 1993, Mr. Akram has been managing hotels in several Chinese cities: Guangzhou, Guilin, Shenyang, Macau and Shanghai, mainly for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to joining Jumeirah, Mr. Akram was the General Manager of Le Royal Méridien Shanghai since its pre-opening days in 2006.

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