Meet the Team

Let us introduce you to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ Executive team. They are here to make sure that your stay with us will become a memorable one.

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    Konstantin Zeuke - General Manager

    Konstantin Zeuke brings with him over 23 years of international hospitality experience to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, of which he spent 15 years with the Kempinski Group. His extraordinary career has seen him working for some of the most prominent hotels around the world in countries such as Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria, UAE, Egypt and Kuwait.

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    Slim Zaiane - Resident Manager

    Slim Zaiane has joined the hotel as Resident Manager, bringing a wealth of expertise to the team. A graduate from Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland, with a Masters from Oxford Brookes University, Slim previously worked in numerous leading hotels in the UK. Prior to joining Kempinski, Slim was the Resident Manager at Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai.

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    Sascha Seefried - Regional Director of Revenue Middle East

    Sascha Seefried facilitates a strategic approach to pricing and inventory management aimed at maintaining and developing local and international business. Seefried moved to the hotel in 2010 from the Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg in his native Germany. Having previously worked in Dubai, Seefried's firm knowledge of the local market and ways to work it makes him one of the team's most valuable members.

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    Nasser Fawzi - Director of Sales & Marketing, Area Director of Sales, Arabian Gulf (U.A.E., Qatar and Bahrain)

    Nasser Fawzi has worked with Kempinski since the mid-90s at properties in the UAE, Turkey and Egypt. Fawzi’s deep understanding of the brand and region have enabled him to position Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates as one of the Middle East’s most iconic hotels. Fawzi’s little black book of contacts would be the envy of anyone in the region’s hospitality industry.

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    Jacqui Brits - Director of People Services

    Jacqui Brits is known for creating a satisfied and driven team through excellent performance management and motivational techniques. Brits earlier worked as HR Manager at Azadea Dubai and as Director of HR at F1-X Theme Park, Union Properties. Her hospitality experienced was gleaned at Jumeirah Group, where she worked in a number of roles of increasing seniority including that of Director of HR - Corporate.

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    Sudqi Naddaf - Executive Chef

    The first Jordanian Executive Chef to head the opening team of a five-star hotel in his home country, Sudqi Naddaf possesses the formidable experience of a 20-year culinary career – six of which have been spent at various Middle Eastern Kempinski properties. Chef Naddaf oversees Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates’ entire kitchen operation which includes six restaurants and bars, banqueting, catering and room service operations.

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    Obay Bahri - Front Office Manager

    Obay joined Kempinski in 2011 as Front Office Manager at the Kempinski Hotel Aqaba. His work experience and education background allow him to bring with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in front office operations and management to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. He has a passion for teamwork and delegating efficiently to help his team members excel in their roles.

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    Gerardo Gabat - Chief Concierge

    A member of the hotel’s Concierge Team, Gerardo Gabat is the face most guests associate with efficiency and service with a smile. Since 1995 Gabat has served in various senior Guest Relations positions in the Philippines and Dubai. A member of Les Clefs D’Or and the Union International of Hotel Concierge, Gabat has won numerous awards for not just meeting, but consistently exceeding guests’ expectations.

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    Prasanna Rupasinghe - Director of Information Technology

    The award winning Prasanna Rupasinghe has more than 15 years experience in IT Management – close to a decade of which have been spent within the Kempinski Group. His efforts in developing solutions that improve the efficiency of IT and hospitality business operations have won several internal and external recognitions over the course of a very long and successful career including IT Person of the Year 2011 at the Hotelier Middle East Awards and in May 2013 won the award for ‘Network Management Professional of the Year’ at the Network Middle East Magazine Awards.

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    Jens Schuster - Director of Technical Services

    Jens has over 15 years experience in the industry, as well as multiple hospitality certificates accumulated over his career. Having previously worked as Director of Technical Services for the Middle East, Africa and India for Dusit Thani Hotels, Jens has spent his career working in many different Engineering roles across a range of luxury hospitality brands in Asia and the Middle East. Jens brings with him an incredible passion for developing environmental awareness and helping hotels become more sustainable, which he will take to the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates team.

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    Pamini Hemaprabha - Executive Housekeeper

    With over nine years of experience in housekeeping operations, Pamini brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the hotel. Pamini joined Kempinski from the Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers in Cairo, Egypt where she held the position of Director of Housekeeping. During her tenure in Egypt she launched the Housekeeper’s Association in Cairo, a first for the country.

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    David Nuenemann - F&B Manager

    David brings with him a strong F&B Operational background, working over 14 years in Germany, the U.S. and The Caribbean. David started his career with Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg in 1999 and quickly moved up the ranks in F&B to become the hotel’s Acting Director of Food & Beverage.