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Key leadership appointments for Kerzner International

Key leadership appointments for Kerzner International

Kerzner International Holdings has made two new executive appointments.

Ali Tabbal, who has served as chief financial officer for Kerzner International for the past three years, has been named chief operating officer and Saif Al Yaarubi has been appointed as chief financial officer, both effective August 1st 2015.

Reporting directly to Alan Leibman, Kerzner International chief executive, Ali Tabbal will oversee the company’s global operations ensuring alignment of resources, systems and talent to support Atlantis, One&Only and Mazagan resorts, as well as all projects in development. 

In this new role, Tabbal will provide strategic leadership across all key operational areas of the business, including human resources, resort operations, IT and procurement.

Saif Al Yaarubi will assume responsibilities as chief financial officer for the company, also reporting to Alan Leibman.


“As we continue to grow, we are more focused than ever on developing and inspiring our people to innovate and create amazing and memorable experiences for our guests.

“I am pleased to have a strong senior executive team ready to take the company to the next level and am thrilled to have Ali lead the operational side of the business at this exciting time of growth for the company and to have Saif step into the chief financial officer role,” commented Leibman.

“Ali has been instrumental in his role as chief financial officer delivering outstanding financial performance, as well as steering all divisions of our company to align with our overall strategy.”

Tabbal joined Kerzner in 2012 from Kingdom Holding Company where he was deputy chief financial officer since 2010. 

In this role, Ali was responsible for development of the company’s growth strategy and consolidation of its investments and subsidiaries.