Veteran Hotelier from Habtoor Hospitality was Recognized as Finance Leader of the Year

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Omar A. Khalaf was this year’s judges’ choice for hospitality excellence

Veteran Hotelier from Habtoor Hospitality was Recognized as Finance Leader of the Year

Dubai, UAE – Hozpitality Group once again acknowledge another pillar in the hospitality industry with his unsurpassed contribution in the business. From the prestigious 4th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards, Omar A. Khalaf, Chief Financial Officer of Habtoor Hospitality was honored as the Finance Leader of the Year. The Hospitality Excellence Award was presented by Mark Kirby, general manager of the Armani Hotel.

"I feel proud that I'm being recognized again" Omar commented.

Omar had made a name for himself in the business and had been recognized several times. Amongst his achievements were:

  • Best Performance Award from the Chairman of Al Habtoor Group for the Hospitality Division in 2018
  • Business Unit Award for the Hospitality Division – Al Habtoor Group in 2017
  • Best Chief Financial Awards - Middle East in 2017
  • Employee Excellence Distinction Award – Al Habtoor Group in 2015
  • Certificate of Outstanding Service & Professionalism from the Chairman of Al Habtoor Group on March 2012
  • Excellence in Leadership Award from the Chairman of Al Habtoor Group on April 2010
  • Employee Excellence Award – Al Habtoor Group in 2009
  • Achievement Award from Chairman of Al Habtoor Group for the Hospitality Division in 1998
  • 30 years Performance Award – Al Habtoor Group
  • Habtoor Achievement Award

Omar had been with Habtoor Hospitality since 1997. His key responsibility in furnishing management with analysis, recommendations, counsel and pertinent comments concerning the activities of the organization made a remarkable impact in generating revenue and maintaining excellent gross operating profit for Dubai Hotels.  


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