Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference

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

Speaker profile

Emma Banks

Based at Hilton’s MEA Regional Office in Dubai, Emma Banks is responsible for F&B strategy and development across EMEA, supporting Hilton’s trading and future pipeline of hotels.

In December 2020 Emma was elected a Member of the Board of Governors and Member of the Board of the Academic Committee of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT). She is also an advisor on the campaign to make Dubai one of the top gastronomic culinary destinations in the world, which is supported by Her Excellency Laila Suhail, CEO of DTCM.

Emma was appointed Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development, EMEA, Hilton in February 2019.

Emma has a wealth of experience in the Food & Beverage sector. Prior to her role at Hilton, she was at Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) - the dedicated restaurant division of the UAE based Jumeirah Group. Emma started her JRG career as Operations Director in 2013, progressing to Managing Director in 2018.

Her earlier career included operations and business development roles in the UK and the Middle East.

Emma holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Leeds University.