Stefan Leser has stepped down as the chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group.
Leser took up the role of CEO with Jumeirah Group in early 2016; the company has released a statement on the surprise departure.
“This is to confirm the resignation of Stefan Leser, Jumeirah group chief executive officer,” said a spokesperson.
“Stefan was responsible for overseeing the delivery of the group’s performance and strategic vision. This included important milestone projects such as the Burj Al Arab Terrace and overseeing the completion and launch of Jumeirah Al Naseem, the Group’s latest luxury hotel destination that enhances the award-winning Madinat Jumeirah Resort. Dubai Holding and Jumeirah Group thank Stefan for his service and contribution to the development of the iconic Jumeirah brand.”
The spokesperson confirmed that the search for Leser’s replacement has begun with Marc Dardenne, Jumeirah Group’s chief operating officer running the business in the interim period – working closely with Dubai Holding CEO, Edris Al Rafi.