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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The priority objectives of the Board of Directors, the strategic body of Jumeirah, are to increase the value of the Company and defend its corporate interests.

  • Stephen Murphy

    Stephen Murphy, a British national, was appointed Chairman in September 2012. He joined Virgin in 1994 as Group Finance Director and became Executive Director - Transportation in 2001 before succeeding the founder, Sir Richard Branson, as Group CEO in...

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  • Gerald Lawless

    Gerald Lawless, an Irish national, has helped establish Jumeirah as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. He joined the company in 1997 after a 23-year career with Forte Hotels, which culminated in him setting up and growing Forte’s...

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  • Fadel Abdulbaqi Al Ali

    Fadel Abdulbaqi Al Ali, a UAE national, is the Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Holding, the ultimate parent company of Jumeirah, as well as being on the Executive Committee of Dubai Holding. He was appointed to the Board in June 2007.

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  • Sir David Michels

    Sir David Michels, a British national, was previously Group Chief Executive of Hilton Group PLC and has spent 50 years in the hotel and leisure businesses. He was appointed to the Board in June 2007.

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  • Ghaith Al Ghaith

    Ghaith Al Ghaith, a UAE national, has been an Advisor to the Board since June 2008 and was appointed a Board Director in June 2012.

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