Jumeirah Group has appointed Adrian Bradley as chief financial officer to succeed Alaister Murray.
Bradley joins Jumeirah from London & Regional Hotels, following an 11-year career at Hilton and an early career at PepsiCo and Millicom.
A member of the UK’s Institute of Chartered Accountants, he gained experience in a variety of finance roles with PepsiCo in the UK and Egypt, followed by a short period with mobile telecom operator Millicom in South East Asia.
He went on to work for six years with Hilton International in the Asia Pacific region before being appointed to the board of Hilton International to manage the company’s real estate portfolio from London.
From 2010 to 2012 he acted as managing director for London & Regional Hotels in the UK, before joining Jumeirah Group.
Commenting on the appointment Jumeirah Group executive chairman, Gerald Lawless, said: “We are delighted to welcome Bradley as a new member of the Jumeirah leadership team.
“He comes at a time of rapid expansion, with six hotels newly opened in 2011 and a further six opening in 2012.
“In that two-year period the company will have doubled the number of hotels under management and almost quadrupled the number of countries in which we operate.
“His diligence and international experience will help us steer a steady and profitable course through this exciting new challenge and ensure that the Jumeirah delivers on its commitments to all its stakeholders, including shareholders, owners, business partners, guests and colleagues.”
The Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, a member of Dubai Holding, received the World’s Excellent in Service Award at the World Travel Awards earlier this year.