Hakan Ozel has held the position of General Manager at Shangri-La Dubai since 2017 and was recently appointed as Area General Manager, Operations for Middle East, Europe, India, and Americas (MEIA) for the Shangri-La Group. With 25 years of expertise in the international hotel business, he brings a wealth of experience to his role. Hakan has been an integral part of the Shangri-La Group for 18 years, contributing his skills in various countries including the People’s Republic of China, Sultanate of Oman, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining the Shangri-La Group, he gained experience working with other renowned international hotel chains in locations such as China, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Turkey. Hakan is a dedicated family man who lives in Dubai with his wife and son. His personal interests include fencing, abstract painting, and indulging in cigars.