Alex Kyriakidis is President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, for Marriott International, Inc., with responsibility for all business activities in the Middle East & Africa Region (MEA), including operations, sales and marketing, finance and hotel development.
Prior to joining Marriott in January 2012, Mr. Kyriakidis served as Global Managing Director – Travel, Hospitality & Leisure for Deloitte LLP. In this role, Mr. Kyriakidis led the Global Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Industry team,where he was responsible for a team of 4,500 professionals that generated $700 millionin revenues.
Mr. Kyriakidis has 38 years of experience providing strategic, financial, M&A, operational, asset management and integration services to the travel, hospitality and leisure sectors. He has served clients in 25 countries, predominantly in the EMEA and Asia/Pac regions.
He is a fellow of the Arab Society of Certified Accountants, the British Association of Hotel Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. Kyriakidis holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics from Leeds University in the United Kingdom. He is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.