EXECUTIVE TEAM

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TCA HOTELS & RESORTS

AHMED SOLIMAN

MANAGING DIRECTOR

With a decades experience in the hospitality industry, Ahmed Soliman has bought his considerable knowledge, relationships and understanding of GCC travelers together, and with the formation of Travel Connections Arabia (TCA), provides consultancy and marketing support to help niche properties and destinations by communicating them to the GCC’s location-hungry travelers.

With demand for bespoke and original properties consistently on the rise, and the region’s desire for travel to new destinations, Soliman saw the potential to help these best-in-class properties to market their unique offerings through TCA’s dedicated team of hospitality specialists.

Having previously held positions in Starwood Hotels, Hyatt Regency London and Grand Hyatt Dubai. In his last role Ahmed was responsible for driving transient corporate and wholesale leisure business for four Central London Hotels, the Sheraton Park Tower, Knightsbridge, the Sheraton Belgravia, the Le Meridian Piccadilly and The Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly.

MAHMOUD ABDELAZIM

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF TCA

After working as an Archeologist for over a year, Mahmoud realized that he would never be the next “Indiana Jones” and switched careers to hospitality. Starting as a management trainee for the revenue division with Starwood Hotels; followed by a successful career track with several hospitality management marques such as Jumeirah, Per Aquum, Corinthia and Wyndham. His fourteen years of experience gained him valuable knowledge in various aspects of client

relations management, Middle East luxury leisure segment, GCC marketing activities, wholesale contracting and Arabic copy writing. He landed at TCA in 2013, and since then has spearheaded our sales team looking after our European division and partners worldwide with a keen eye on business development.

SHAHANAS PAKRUDEEN

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Our Indian Ocean champion; with over twenty years of experience in leisure account management across different markets, Shahanas started his career from Cochin, India handling inbound groups from big renown names like Hayes & Jarvis UK, Manos Holidays and Escape Holidays in Belgium. He later moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Al Tayyar Travel Group where he managed their special products development for six years before moving to Dubai to

manage the sales support operations for Kuoni Destination management. With a drive for further career development he joined our team to handle and develop the Sales & Marketing strategies for Constance Hotels and Resorts as regional senior sales manager in charge of the sales in the United Arab Emirates and Oman for six Constance properties located in Maldives; Seychelles & Mauritius.

JOCELYN REYES

SALES MANAGER CORPORATE & MICE

Jocelyn is a true guru for the corporate and MICE segment. She has a proven track with renowned establishments in Dubai over the last decade; with a dedicated focus on government relations and private offices, which has made her able to quickly deliver results. Although a bachelor holder of mass communication and journalism; Jocelyn has held positions with Burj Al Arab, Rotana Hotels, Wyndham and Movenpick, and was considered the

pride of Bonnington Hotel in JLT during the pre-opening period. Jocelyn is recognised as a role model in the UAE’s Filipino community, having featured in Illustrado Magazine under their “Women of Substance” article in 2011.

BINOY BABU

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Binoy Babu has joined TCA as a Graphic Designer in June 2014. He has worked in Graphic and Web designing stream in the UAE and as well as in India.

Binoy has a total of five years’ experience in field of Graphic and Web designing. Prior to joining TCA, Binoy worked at Technoware Computer Solutions LLC-Dubai as a Graphic & Web Designer.

Binoy completed his graduation from Calicut University in India in 2009 and went on to complete a Diploma in Multimedia from Ellora Multimedia- Calicut, India.