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New Senior Appointments Announced at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre announces its latest senior appointments across its HR, Sales and Marketing and Engineering departments.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21th April 2021 - The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is pleased to announce it has made three new appointments to its team of experienced professionals. Joining the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton DIFC are Edwin Calimano, Director of Human Resources, Sabry Balboul, Director of Engineering, and Frida Audi, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Hailing from the United States, Edwin Calimano, brings a glowing track record with experience working mainly in luxury hotels from around the globe. Prior to his role at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Calimano served at hotel brands such as Accor Hotels-Fairmont, Jumeirah Group-Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Oneand Only Le Royal Mirage, IHG, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and the Four Seasons. In his capacity, Calimano supported many HR projects and pre-openings in the region and around the world.

Originally from Egypt, Sabry Balboul, brings an extensive track record having worked all around the MEA. Joining The Ritz-Carlton DIFC from Hilton International, Balboul supported many pre-opening projects in the region. Alongside his incredible experience, Balboul holds a pre-Master diploma and BA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cairo.

Frida Audi, originally from Lebanon, brings to the table extensive knowledge of the dynamic UAE market having worked in luxury hotels across the region including The Oberoi, Dubai. Joining the team at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Frida is no stranger to Marriott International with her previous work tenure at The Ritz-Carlton Doha. Frida Audi brings an impressive skill set to the position after as she successfully spear-headed the Sales and Marketing teams at Habtoor Grand Resort Autograph Collection by Marriott and Al Habtoor City Hotels by Hilton Dubai, where she worked in the capacity of a Cluster Commercial Director.

Commenting on the new appointments the hotel's General Manager, Fadeel G. Wehbe added, "We are incredibly enthusiastic to welcome the newest members to join the Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC. Each new addition brings a host of expertise, experience, creativity, and new perspectives to our team. We are confident that each new member will prove to be invaluable to the legendary Ritz-Carlton brand and help us improve our strategies and increase the overall satisfaction for our employees and guests."

For more information on The Ritz-Carlton DIFC visit, https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/dubai/difc or call 04 372 2222.

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About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC

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