PRIVATE OFFICE OF H.E. SHEIKH ABDULAZIZ BIN DUAIJ BIN KHALIFA AL KHALIFA - CEO
The Private Office of H.E. Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Duaij Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa in Dubai honours Global Like-Minded Thought Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Family Offices.
Our mission is to draw attention to the United Arab Emirates and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates) as excellent leading platforms for relocation, expansion, relationship and partnership building.
The region is going from strength to strength, and we welcome assisting selected companies with tailored roadshows, exclusive family office gatherings and ongoing representation.
We are very proud of our global network and family legacy based on the power of integrity. We are blessed to be a part of this region's incredible economic vision that aims to achieve visionary growth and sustainability.
Our mission is to develop an exclusive safe harbour platform for UAE, GCC and international Family Offices and Family Businesses to build long-term friendships with one another. As a member of the Bahraini Ruling Family, His Excellency Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Duaij bin Khalifa Al Khalifa is adherent that any prosperous nation's foundation is the expansion of family businesses and entrepreneurship.
RITOSSA SUMMITS - CEO
January 2017 - December 2021
I assisted in organising quarterly events dedicated to Connecting Minds for a Brighter Future within the International Investor Ecosystem. These events were hosted in Dubai and in Monaco.
During the past years, I have supported Anthony in hosting industry professionals from over 55 countries at 16 conferences.
THE GLOBE-TROTTING PR AB - FOUNDING PARTNER
January 2014 - February 2022
I began The Globe-Trotting PR in 2014, an IR and Marketing Platform promoting & matchmaking conscious names in Europe and the MEA.
I have worked for brands such as Bvlgari Jewellery (UAE), Salvatore Ferragamo (Paris), Montluc Diamonds (Sweden), The CEO Magazine Global (Sydney), GK Investment Holding Group (Lugano/Milan), Lebanese Soprano Majida El Roumi (MEA), BRUXO Mezcal (Mexico City), Mana Luxury Group (Middle East), Silvian Heach (Milan) and my father's foundation in Paris amongst others.
LKAB MINING - COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT
January 2011 - January 2014
International mineral and iron ore mining company (Norway and Sweden)
My Project: To improve internal communication flow from top management to shop floor employees at the Norwegian branch. To localize and understand the root cause of the communication flaws and see that they were resolved in the best possible manner using 5S and lean six sigma strategies. I focused on resolving individual departmental issues then motivating them by working together as a team for self-empowerment and increased financial results. It was about being cost-effective, eliminating waste, maximizing workforce engagement.
I aimed to implement lean management within the Norwegian plant, reduce the hierarchical vacuum between management and shop floor and improve clear communication routines between top Norwegian management and Swedish headquarters.
ALBERT PREMIER LUXEMBOURG - GENERAL MANAGER
December 2009 - January 2011
Working for Chairman Fernand Schroeder at his boutique luxury property, The Albert Premier Hotel in Luxembourg, my responsibility was to develop its vision, increase its appreciation with its current client database, and reach out to new key accounts locally and internationally. My guests were 90% repeat, mainly from the diplomatic and financial sector. Bottom line: They considered the hotel their second home and would book their favourite room for the entire calendar year. My occupation and revenue increased from 45% to 75% within six months by providing thoughtful, personalised service.
JG BLACK BOOK OF TRAVEL - DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY RELATIONS
January 2009 - December 2009
Based out of London, I was the Global International Relations and Sales for the Bvlgari Hotels in Milan, Bali, and London via Global Consulting Firm JG Black Book, headquartered in New York. My services included Public Relations, Global Sales, Guest Satisfaction, FAM trips, Press Trips, and Event Management.
THE ADDRESS HOTELS + RESORTS - CLUSTER SALES MANAGER
January 2008 - December 2008
Responsible for increasing corporate / VIP accounts and revenue, organizing VIP group stays, corporate events, and marketing strategies for the newly launched hotel brand owned by EMAAR with Chairman Mohamed Alabbar. My covered markets: Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. My objective was to increase the brand’s VIP / corporate database and yearly revenue. I supervised staff customer service and their grooming standards and implemented introductory training.
BVLGARI - SALES MANAGER
January 2004 - December 2007
My target was to increase the brand’s awareness, occupation, and revenue for VIP profile groups, specifically the Middle East, Russia, US, China, and celebrities. My markets were: Europe, GCC, Asia and Russia. My goal was to reach and surpass my yearly-targeted revenue, define the property’s yearly marketing objectives, nurture my existing client database and reach out for new market shares. I increased the brand’s global awareness through frequent sales trips, in-house and external social events (such as at the Bvlgari boutique in Moscow); celebrity stays; meet & greet, photo shootings and media coverage.
CALVIN KLEIN - COMMUNICATION AND SALES ASSISTANT
January 2002 - December 2004
Working for my father’s International Luxury Retail Distribution Company headquartered in Milan, I served as an agent for one of his distributed brands, Calvin Klein, in the Eastern European Markets. My target was to build and increase retail accounts and points of sale. I developed these territories through frequent sales trips to Moscow, St Petersburg, and Warsaw.