Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Anton Bawab
The Red Sea Development Company

Anton Bawab is the Head of Operations for The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC). He oversees the hospitality operations, mobility, logistics, facilities management, destination partnerships and security for the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project. Responsible for all aspects of the planning and implementation of hospitality operations for TRSDC, Anton is aspiring towards the creation of a truly integrated destination, that will provide each visitor with a seamless experience.

Anton is a seasoned hospitality executive, with more than 20 years of extensive experience in corporate structuring and strategy, hotel operations, and hotel development in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining TRSDC, Anton served as Regional President of Viceroy Hotel Group, where he led the growth and operations of the Group outside the Americas, establishing a regional office in Abu Dhabi, and overseeing multiple long-term hotel management agreements for the company in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Before heading Viceroy's leadership team, he spent four years with Mubadala's Real Estate & Hospitality division where he directed the acquisition, restructuring, recapitalizing and turnaround of KOR Hotel Group, later rebranded as Viceroy Hotels Group. Anton strategized the structuring and negotiation of several of Mubadala’s real estate and hospitality investments in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Anton began his career in the industry as a SixSigma Black Belt with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He then moved to lead Starwood’s online marketing and revenue team in Northern Italy before moving to the OTA side to grow UniTravel Srl from a regional Italian OTA firm to a recognizable name and brand with operations across Europe.

Anton holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in International Hospitality Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School, Les Roches in Switzerland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom.