Giannouka joins Jumeirah Group with 20 years of experience in business leadership, operations, hotel development, asset management and strategic advisory. She previously served as president Asia-Pacific at Radisson Hotel Group since 2017, where she led the execution of a five-year strategic and operating plan, nearly doubling the size of the hotel portfolio in the region. Prior to that role, she led the Asia-Pacific and China development team of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
Amit Kaushal, group CEO, Dubai Holding, said, “Over the years, Jumeirah has become synonymous with excellence, providing guests from across the globe with unique and unrivaled experiences. Given Katerina’s impressive track record as a transformative business leader, as well as her luxury hospitality background and drive to create resilient teams and culture, I am confident that she will build on Jumeirah’s incredible success story and lead the business to new levels of sustainable and accelerated growth across the world.”
Giannouka added, “Jumeirah operates some of the world’s most iconic hotels and has redefined luxury hospitality with its exceptional and beyond-expectations service offering. The opportunities for Jumeirah are extremely exciting, and I eagerly look forward to commencing this new journey alongside the entire team to unlock the immense potential of the Jumeirah brand and sustainably secure its position on the world stage as the top luxury Emirati hospitality brand recognized and sought-after globally.”
Jumeirah Group currently operates a 6,500-key portfolio of 25 luxury properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.