Hyatt International South West Asia has appointed the first UAE national as Director Protocol.
Saeed Albagali has been Director Protocol at Grand Hyatt Dubai since 2004- another first for an Emirati- and the new position reflects his success in that role, as well as the division's growing stature.
He has extensive hospitality and government experience to his credit, including Public Relations and Operations Manager for Emirates International Endurance Racing, six years experience with Emirates Airlines and 3 years with Dubai Natural Gas Company (Dugas).
The Director Protocol's responsibilities include meeting VIP affairs and government relations and ensuring an ongoing and successful execution of the Emiratisation programme for Hyatt International.
"I am honored with my new appointment as Director Protocol for Hyatt International South West Asia-it has always been my goal to reach a regional position with Hyatt which would enable me to be part of growing international team in the region," Saeed said. " I am confident the valuable experience I have gained in the past four years will serve me well in my new role".
Peter Fulton, Managing Director, Hyatt International-South West Asia commenting upon Saeed's appointment said, it is the result of his excellent contribution to the hotel's ongoing growth.
"He has been an invaluable asset for the development of our Emiratisation programme, " he continued. " He is reliable, diligent and always keen to learn. I have every faith that he can settle in his new position, and will be able to handle the growing responsibilities given to him.
Ibrahim Yaqoot, Executive Director Human Resource, DTCM expressing his delight over the appointment of a UAE national at such a prestigious position in Private sector, he said that it is the result of our continued efforts to equip the nationals with up-to-date knowledge and skills for the promotion of the nationals in the society. That is the part of our strategy to underline the national identity in the social, government and commercial set up", he remarked while giving him certificate of appreciation on behalf of DTCM.