In a changing world, Alshamel Travel has not forgotten the values that have made it one of the most successful travel names in the Middle East.
Our main asset is our people; they are highly trained and motivated to make sure they care about your needs.
We provide and sustain an infrastructure that effectively recruits, selects, develops and retains the very best employees. We believe in a true “Team Work” philosophy that is inspired through effective organizational skills, proactive efforts, and maintaining a balanced life between professionalism and having fun!
The Alshamel Management Team
Our management team signifies stability and industry experience.
Mr. Khaled Al-Ghanim – CEO
Mr. Al-Ghanim joined Alshamel International Holding Co. KSC in 2010, as Chairman and Managing Director. His strategic priorities were aimed towards restructuring some of Alshamel’s major departments, adding new departments, signing new agreements with Global partners in the travel industry and acquiring the latest technology to raise the company’s services to international standard levels in the corporate travel management. Another priority of his was to enhance the quality of service and increase both efficiency and productivity in all departments by strengthening the company’s HR capabilities through hiring new professionals. In 2011, and as a result of a decision to change roles at the Executive Management level, the Board of Directors nominated Mr. Al-Ghanim as Alshamel’s new CEO and Board Member.
Mr. Al-Ghanim brings with him more than 19 years experience in real estate, with emphasis on property management and leasing.
Mr. Mazen Hamad – Acting Regional Country Manager
Mazen Hamad Taha is an industry veteran with over 25 years experience in the travel industry. He joined Alshamel International in 1999. His travel trade expertise and keen understanding of the Middle East markets was instrumental to Alshamel’s significant growth in both the Kuwait and regional markets.
The Executive Vice President of Retail & Leisure, Mazen manages and sets business strategies for his team of 26 specialists, focusing on servicing high-end VIP clients and senior corporate executives. His organization tailors unique leisure experiences for the discerning traveler. Growth plans include expanding these unique services into the Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and Abu Dhabi (UAE) markets. Key to the success of the organization is the special relationships earned over many years of successful partnerships, with key luxury and specially selected preferred suppliers.
Prior to joining Alshamel Mazen was the Deputy GM of Barakat Travel, a company that today continues to grow and prosper.
Ms. Rosanna Croft – VP, Military & Government
As Vice President of M&G, Rosanna Croft leads the Military & Government Division with 30 years of travel experience. Prior to joining Alshamel, Rosanna was the Projects and Operations Support Manager at CWGT/SatoTravel based in Europe where her region included Europe the Middle East and Africa. In her tenure Rosanna utilized process and procedures skills (including an in-depth knowledge of military SOPs and Federal Travel Regulations) to standardize operations and streamline processes across countries and languages. Rosanna implemented Electronic Government Travel Systems to facilitate Defense Travel Systems integration with Commercial Travel Management and provided training and support.
Rosanna has led a career in transportation with both the U.S. Department of Defense and the commercial travel industry. She has received numerous accolades from branches of the military and former employers throughout her career.
Mr. Samir Alamari – VP, IT
Samir joined Alshamel in February 2009 to lead design, operation and support of the Technology Team with a special focus on re-organizing the technology infrastructure, communications and back office systems across the region. In addition, he is responsible for all the applications we use and supports our businesses, focusing on the redesign of workflows and processes.
Samir has had extensive IT experience and has held senior positions at the Gulf University for Science and Technology, Humansoft Holdings, The Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company and ACC Computer Division. His technical expertise covers both Oracle and Microsoft based products including Oracle E-business Suite, PeopleSoft and SAP. Samir is an Honors graduate of the Lebanese American University in Beirut.