Ritz-Carlton announces key executive appointments

MANAMA: The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain has announced four key executive appointments.

Rasha Ghoul is the new director of human resources, Yann Lejard the new director of culinary and food and beverage, Alper Kucukbaycan the senior assistant director of food and beverage and Jeremy Canivet the new executive assistant manager in charge of sales, marketing and public relations.

With over 15 years in luxury hospitality, Ms Ghoul will oversee all aspects of the human resources division for the five-star beachfront resort, including the resort’s ‘Community Footprints’ programme, ‘Leadership Voyager’ programme and talent acquisition and management and employee relations strategies.

“As a true ambassador of our ladies and gentlemen, Rasha Ghoul was paramount in keeping our team safe and secure throughout the global crisis. Rasha has been an important part of the human resources team and she has been a key figure in the hotel’s business continuity plans during these unique times,” said the hotel’s general manager Bernard de Villèle.

In his new role, Mr Lejard will oversee a culinary and F&B team of 220 ladies and gentlemen across the 12 restaurants and banqueting facilities along with the entire strategic vision and operation of the hotel’s unique gastronomic experience.

Commenting on the apppointment, Mr De Villèle said: “Yann considers cooking to be a creative act, and has the intention to elevate the discipline of service to compliment food to the level of art. He always challenges uniformity and creates the food of tomorrow, driven by his inner fire.”

Originally from Rize Turkey, Mr Kucukbaycan will oversee all facets of the food and beverage operations under the guidance of Mr Lejard, including the resort’s restaurants, in-room dining, and banquets catering division.

“It is a privilege to have Alper Kucukbaycan lead our diverse food and beverage offerings moving forward, in partnership with Mr Lejard. With loyalty, passion, and drive, Alper will continue to build on the restaurants’ first-class reputation, as well as push the boundaries of exquisite dining to the next level,” said the hotel’s general manager.

In his new role, Mr Canivet will continue to direct the sales and marketing and oversee the hotel in the absence of the general manager.

“Jeremy’s purposeful leadership, commitment and adaptability make him the ideal candidate for this important role, and I am confident he will continue to elevate the entire sales and marketing division to the next level, as well as helping me with the operation of the overall property,” said Mr De Villèle.

 

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