As Director of Finance, Wasim will oversee the Finance & Purchasing departments. He will be responsible for financial reporting and budget management functions as well as ensuring that Swissôtel Al Ghurair & Swissotel Living Al Ghurair is compliant to Accor Accounting Policies and Procedures.
Wasim brings over 14 years of professional experience and has held progressive roles in the Finance department, from the very beginning of his career in 2005. He joins Swissôtel Al Ghurair from his most recent role as Cluster Director of Finance at Marriott International overseeing Aloft Me’aisam, Element Me’aisam and Aloft Dubai South since October 2017. In each of these positions, Wasim has always taken a keen interest in developing people, teams and leadership potential as well as implementing effective people engagement strategies.
Emiel Van Dijk, General Manager, Swissotel Al Ghurair, said “I am delighted that Wasim has joined the team at Swissotel Al Ghurair. His breadth of experience, as well as his solid financial accounting and audit experience, will support our plans to continue to grow, develop and create an even stronger business. I wish Wasim every success in his new role and look forward to working with him.”
Wasim started his career in Dubai in 2005 as an Accounting Supervisor with Pre-opening experience and moved as Accounts Payable and Payroll Supervisor within the Marriott Chain. In 2010 Wasim, joined Fairmont Dubai as Staff Accountant and thereafter progressed to various roles like Chief Accountant, Assistant Director of Finance and Financial Controller within the property. He then moved to Fairmont Ajman as Director of Finance and Business Support in June 2016. He has assisted as task force to various properties like Fairmont Zimbali Resort- South Africa, Raffles Praslin- Seychelles and Fairmont Palm Jumeirah-Dubai.
Wasim said, “I am honoured to be part of the team at Swissotel brand’s sole property in Dubai and I look forward to using my experience to help drive the hotel’s continued success and performance. I look forward to working with everyone to support Swissôtel’s ambitious plans for growing in Middle East, attracting more guests and enhancing their existing first-class guest experience. ”