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Gerald Lawless - President and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group

Gerald Lawless - President and Group CEO, Jumeirah Group

An Irish national, Gerald Lawless has helped establish Jumeirah as one of the premier luxury hotel brands in the world. He was appointed Executive Chairman in January 2007.

Mr Lawless joined the Company in 1997 after a 23-year career with Forte Hotels, which culminated in him setting up and growing Forte’s operations in the Middle East. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, and is a former Non-Executive  Director and member of the Board of NASDAQ Dubai and Travelodge.