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Marriott International’s MEA Sales & Marketing Team

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Marriott International has strengthened its sales and marketing leadership team for Middle East and Africa.

Paul Dalgleish – vice president of sales and distribution

He will be responsible for property, market and area sales organisations as well as the global sales organisation, while leading the Middle East and Africa Distribution Strategy. Previously, vice president of sales for Marriott International, Paul has played a key role in the rapid expansion of the Middle East and Africa Region, deploying new and innovative sales strategies, while ensuring talent development lives as a discipline priority.

Sarah Allen – vice president of revenue strategy and analysis

She will be responsible for property, market and area revenue management, remote revenue management solutions and revenue management analysis. Formerly, vice president of revenue management, Marriott International Middle East and Africa, Sarah is a Marriott International veteran and has played a key role in moving hotels onto Marriott’s Revenue Management platforms implementing processes as well as setting up shared services across markets to drive synergies. She was also the business leader for the integration of Protea Hotels which was acquired by Marriott International in 2014.

Jitendra Jain – vice president of digital, loyalty and portfolio marketing

He will be responsible for the company’s loyalty programmes, partnerships, cross-brand marketing of Marriott International’s regional portfolio and will lead all digital marketing, platforms and products. Jain previously led the marketing function for the former Starwood portfolio in the Middle East, where he spearheaded transformation of marketing processes, talent and culture, cultivating a data-driven and forward-looking mindset leveraging digital, brands and loyalty.

Sandra Schulze-Potgieter – vice president of premium and select brands

She will be responsible for brand marketing and management for Marriott International’s portfolio of Premium and Select Brands and will oversee restaurants and bars marketing as well as area field marketing. Sandra was previously senior director, brand marketing and eCommerce for Marriott International Middle East and Africa managing field marketing, brand marketing, public relations, partnerships, social media, digital as well as loyalty. She was instrumental in positioning Marriott International’s lead in brand marketing in the region.

Sarah Walker Kerr – Vice President of Communications Middle East and Africa

She will be responsible for devising and implementing overall Communications Strategy for Marriott International in the region, driving visibility, enhancing perception of the company and its brands and increasing its share of voice. She will provide strategic counsel to senior executive leadership team, managing Internal and External Communications, Crisis Communications and Reputation Management as well as Brand Communications.

Raheel Baggia – Senior Director, BMSC Planning and Services

He will be responsible for Integration and Change Management, Program Execution, and Training. Prior to this Raheel served as Director, BMSC Consulting-Middle East and Africa. Since joining Marriott in 2013, Raheel has been working on strategic continent projects both in his previous role supporting BMSC-Middle East and Africa as well as in Europe where he was part of the Global Operations team.