Nicholas Clayton, a US citizen, joined Jumeirah Group as Chief Operating Officer in April 2012. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, in February 2014.
He previously acted as President and later CEO of the Viceroy Hotel Group where he led a team of 3,500 in 15 properties to deliver the highest standards of excellence from 2006 to 2012.
His earlier career included 14 years with Ritz-Carlton in the United States, Australia and finally Singapore where he was Managing Director of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia. He then joined Mandarin Oriental in 2001 as Senior Vice President Operations based in Hong Kong where he was responsible for the group’s 18 Asian and European properties.