The Ned Doha welcomes Massimiliano Binda as Managing Director

Doha, Qatar – The Ned Doha, a hotel and private members' club, is pleased to announce the appointment of Max Binda to the position of Managing Director. Max will be responsible for charting the strategic course and overseeing the day-to-day operations of both the hotel and the Club, with a steadfast commitment to further enhancing the quality of service and experiences for members and guests.With an impressive career spanning over three decades in luxury hospitality and private clubs, Max Binda brings a wealth of expertise to The Ned. Max's career includes serving as General Manager at London's The Connaught, and as Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Shanghai, China. Notably, he also led as Chief Executive Officer at Les Bordes Estate in France.Max has also made significant contributions during his tenure at establishments including the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, and 18 years of hands-on operational experience with Mandarin Oriental Hotel group in six different countries. Fluent in English, French, Italian, and German, his linguistic skills complement his multifaceted experience across different cultures and markets. Since joining The Ned Doha, Max has been deeply engaged in its operations, bringing his experience to the forefront. With a vision to elevate the membership experience at Ned’s Club Doha, Max, in collaboration with the team, has identified opportunities to refine the Club’s offerings.Commenting on his new role, Max Binda said: "I am thrilled to be a part of The Ned Doha and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to contribute my experience towards enriching the Club and hotel’s offerings. The team’s unwavering dedication to excellence is truly commendable, and together, we are committed to creating exceptional moments for our members and guests."The Ned Doha, located in the former Ministry of Interior building, continues to be a symbol of architectural significance and historical richness. Crafted by Lebanese architect William Sednaoui in the 1970s, it offers panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and city parklands, aligning with the character of other Ned locations across the globe.

GuestReady appoints Shruti Arora as Managing Director, GCC

Dubai: GuestReady, the leading global hospitality & property technology company with a focus on urban short-term rental management has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director for the GCC region.Shruti Arora has been tapped to oversee all aspects of GuestReady’s GCC operations including business development, strategic partnerships, guest and owner relations, as well as to drive services and technology innovation. Based in Dubai, her primary focus will be on expanding GuestReady's footprint in key cities across the region, nurturing relations with property owners and other key stakeholders, and continuing to elevate GuestReady’s guest and host experience.A seasoned leader with a proven track record in building and scaling start-ups, Arora joins during a pivotal period of growth for GuestReady within the region, including the recent launch of a GuestReady’s Saudi Arabian office this past summer, and following a year of unprecedented growth.Arora brings a wealth of diverse expertise to her new role having held positions in fast growing e-commerce and tech businesses within the region. Her history of designing and delivering high-impact growth strategies in dynamic industries across the Middle East aligns with GuestReady’s wider vision and ambitions.GuestReady CEO, Alexander Limpert said: "We are delighted to welcome Shruti to GuestReady. Her experience in scaling technology start-ups and proven leadership skills will be instrumental in propelling GuestReady's continued growth in the GCC region. We have full confidence that under her guidance, we will continue to deliver exemplary property management services to our clients and stakeholders and offer unforgettable experiences to our guests."“As someone who gravitates towards dynamic and innovative growth sectors, I am thrilled to join GuestReady,” said Arora. “With the rise in leisure and business tourism, the short-term rental industry across the GCC is thriving. Expanding upon the strong presence and talented team that GuestReady has already established in the region, I see tremendous potential to further build and solidify our position as market leader.”Arora will be replacing long-time and outgoing GuestReady GCC Managing Director, Reem Al Khatib who, after having built the company’s regional presence from the ground-up over the past six years, will be leaving the company to pursue new endeavors.“Our Middle Eastern presence, with its solid foundation and continued growth is testament to the wonderful team that has been established and guided by Reem throughout the last six years. Her service and strong leadership has been instrumental in our success in the region, and she leaves a legacy of innovation and growth that Shruti will now build upon,” added Lampert. Along with the opening of GuestReady’s Saudi Arabia office, the company recently introduced what is believed to be a regional technology first within its innovative proprietary platform and property management system (PMS), RentalReady.RentalReady offers all-in-one functionality for managing short-term vacation rentals to both property owners and managers, while offering streamlined, convenient services and information to guests. Two new Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrations were recently introduced within RentalReady, a first within the region. These integrations enable personalized itineraries for guests across GuestReady’s global network, including cities in the region, as well as AI-powered guest communications. RentalReady is currently used by GuestReady as well as independent property managers, hosts, and their respective guests across the Middle East and worldwide. GuestReady offers a wide range of services designed to support investors and property owners every step of the way with their world-class technology, local expert advice, and end-to-end support including but not limited to property listing optimization, professional photography, 24/7 guest communication, housekeeping, maintenance, and more. By leveraging its industry-leading technology, RentalReady, and its global expertise, GuestReady ensures that property owners can maximize their rental income and deliver exceptional guest experiences.GuestReady’s GCC properties are available to book on GuestReady’s direct booking website, and via Airbnb, and For more information, visit

Al Ramz Corporation PJSC Appoints Two New Group CEOs

Dubai: Al Ramz Corporation PJSC (DFM: ALRAMZ), a leading financial services provider in the UAE, has announced the appointment of two new Group CEOs, as part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen its leadership team. Haisam Odeimeh has been appointed as the new Group CEO for Financial Services, while Karim Schoeib will serve as the Group CEO for Investment Banking.Both senior executives possess significant capital markets expertise and have established client relationships throughout the region. This strategic move aligns with Al Ramz's objective of investing in top talent to offer exceptional client service and is expected to bolster the company's position in the financial services sector and support its strategic growth plans.Commenting on the appointments, Mohammad Al Mortada Al Dandashi, Group Managing Director of Al Ramz Corporation PJSC said, “At this critical stage of our growth, we are delighted to announce the appointment of two exceptional Group Chief Executives. Haisam and Karim have an extensive record in the region capital markets and possess a robust network of relationships. In their new capacity, they will play a crucial role in executing Al Ramz's strategic vision, and I am excited to collaborate alongside them to achieve our maximum potential.”Haisam will be working closely with the Group Managing Director to strengthen the Group's financial services and management consultancy offerings with the objective of assisting client organizations in enhancing performance, remaining competitive and adapting to market conditions.Karim will collaborate closely with the Group Managing Director in his new position to enhance Al Ramz's investment banking business across asset management, corporate finance, market making, prime brokerage and research to generate value for shareholders and stakeholders and propel expansion in key markets.Haisam, formerly the Group Chief Operating Officer, has over 23 years of experience and previously served as the Financial Services Head at KPMG. He led key high-profile transactions, holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Paris Sorbonne University and is a Certified Public Accountant.Karim, formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Al Ramz Capital, brings over 25 years of Investment Banking experience and previously served in several senior positions in leading institutions including Credit Suisse. Karim holds a master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Paris Sorbonne University and is a Certified Wealth Advisor.

Augustus Misr appoints Shady Mazhar as its new MD

Dubai: Augustus Misr, an award-winning Middle Eastern digital media company, has announced the appointment of Shady Mazhar as its new managing director. Mazhar's role will entail overseeing and managing assets for Lovin Cairo and Smashi TV, as well as being responsible for the company's overall strategy and growth.With over 15 years of experience in Egypt's media industry, Mazhar brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new position. He began his career as a studio and broadcasting engineer at Nile Radio Production in 2006, and later managed several FM radio stations, including MegaFM, RadioMasr, NaghamFM, Hits, and El-Radio9090. In 2014, he founded 'The Music Tent', a music venue in New Cairo that hosted top artists like Sharmoofers, Ghalia Ben-Ali, Mashrou Leila, Omar Khairat, Cairokee, etc. Mazhar has also worked with VOD platform WATCH iT! and with Tazkarti.Richard Fitzgerald, the CEO and Founder of Augustus Media, expressed confidence in Mazhar's ability to lead the company towards a bright and prosperous future. He highlighted Mazhar's track record of developing and implementing effective strategies that drive growth, and his excitement to see what Mazhar will bring to the table. With Mazhar's appointment, Augustus Misr is well-positioned to continue its success in the global advertising market.