Greif returns to Dubai as Jumeirah recalibrates top team

Greif returns to Dubai as Jumeirah recalibrates top team Doris Greif will return to Dubai as part of the changes at Jumeirah

Jumeirah Group has made a number of internal changes to its management team in order to strengthen its regional capabilities and support the brand’s continued commitment to growth. 

Doris Greif returns to Dubai to take up the new role of senior vice president operations, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, with Katie Benson replacing her as regional vice president for Europe, in addition to her role as general manager of Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London.

In August, Jumeirah announced that Graham Kiy had moved from his position as general manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives to take up a new dual role of regional vice president of Greater China and general manager of Jumeirah Nanjing, a new China hotel due to open 2017.

Stefan Leser, Jumeirah Group chief executive, said: “Having a team of experts with regional oversight will provide valuable support to our existing properties and will enable us to accelerate our plans to expand.

“We are committed to ensuring our future properties are right for our stakeholders, right for our brand, in the right location and right for our long term strategy. 

“Doris, Katie and Graham are highly capable professionals with a depth of expertise that adds significant value operationally, and to our development decisions.”

Greif, who has worked in hospitality for more than three decades, has held a number of senior positions since joining Jumeirah in 1999. 

She returns to Dubai from Europe having relocated in 2014 to her native Germany to take up the role of regional vice president Europe as well as general manager of Jumeirah Frankfurt. 

Benson has also enjoyed more than 30 years in the hospitality industry with experience in general management and operations, human resources, asset management and development.

She joined Jumeirah in 2015 from Langham Group where she held roles including chief executive and executive director of Langham Hospitality Investments.

A joint British-Australian citizen, she has also held positions for Langham Hospitality Group in Melbourne and Hong Kong.

Jumeirah currently manages 22 properties across 11 destinations in Europe, Middle East and Asia offering 5,508 luxury rooms, suites and residences.