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Mohamed Soussan

Ayla Hotels & Resorts

Group General Manager

If you’re a hotelier, you’ve likely heard of Mohamed Soussan. His list of credentials is lengthy, and if some really wanted to, it could go on and on and on about his accomplishments.

Not to wonder this successful and highly awarded Group General Manager came from the totally non-hotelier background. He was born in Saaida, South-Lebanon, which is very much traditional, social and friendly area. People in this part of the region are more like to run their family businesses within the town, but as it is said, Passion has no limits; Soussan had dreamt to be a successful Hotelier. And just after his higher studies, he moved to the Sydney – Australia to fulfil his dream. Enrolled himself in Business Management field and earn his diploma with flying colour.

After practicing a while he moved to the United Arab Emirates – which is famous as a country where dreams can come true, so as for him.

He started his career at Lakeside Hotel, Canberra Australia and from there he moved to Capital Royal Hotel, Southern Pacific Hotel, and many others and after that not to mention every well-known hotel chain such as; Sheraton, Intercontinental, Rotana, etc. has his golden era of loyalty and hardworking marked in their books.

As he already nailed down his name in the field of Hospitality but it shined highly when he joined a Local Company Nayel & Bin Harmal Investment Company, which is very famous in Al-Ain in the construction field with the various number of sister companies under it. But the biggest challenge which Soussan accepted is to open their First Hotel, and undoubtedly as courageous he is, as higher the results are, started from 2011 till to-date, he successfully managed to open three Hotels with the same band and the great applause for the impact of this brand on all the international branded chained hotels.

Being in the industry for more than 29 years, he is founded in a good position to share his knowledge and experience with all colleagues in the organization by conducting the various Trainings & Development Programs by himself in order to enhance their professional skills which has a direct impact on guests’ experiences and to enlighten their vision for their future growth.

Along with all the above, Soussan works stays connected with various Local & International Business Event & Exhibitions. And recently been awarded as the number 37 in the Power 50 General Managers of 2017, in the UAE and the Middle East and scoring better ranking continuously from last 3 years.

He is striving for further developments and achievement in an unstoppable manner which is definitely leading him to the more success.


Mohamed 's Sessions

Tuesday - 30th January 2018
09:45 - 10:40
09:45 - 10:40

Tony Ryan, Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions, JLL Hotels & Hospitality


Paul Lonergan, Co Founder North Star Business Intelligence, North Star Business Intelligence

Divya Ahuja, Asset Manager, ANHR Group

Abraham Munene , Executive Director, Fedha Group

Mohamed Soussan , Group General Manager , Ayla Hotels & Resorts