Joel Russo
Senior Director - Hospitality

Joel is the Senior Director of Hospitality at Al Ain Holding. He is responsible of the strategic management and operational enhancement of the company's diverse hospitality ventures to drive sustained growth and optimize performance.

Joel has over 30 years of experience in global hospitality industry, offering a wealth of knowledge in asset management, operations, and development across diverse portfolios

Prior to joining Al Ain Holding, Joel held significant leadership roles at prominent organizations such as Dubai Holding, Kingdom Hotel Investments, HVS, and InterContinental Hotels Group. During his tenure, he played pivotal roles in acquisitions, renovations, and disposals, demonstrating his expertise in shaping successful outcomes within the hospitality industry. Joel led dynamic teams overseeing portfolios of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts across multiple countries, contributing significantly to the success of the hospitality division.

Joel holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management from the University of Surrey, UK.