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The Ritz-Carlton DIFC announces senior appointments


The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has made three new appointments to its team of experienced professionals.

The line-up includes Edwin Calimano, Director of HR; Sabry Balboul, Director of Engineering; and Frida Audi, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Hailing from the United States, Edwin Calimano brings a glowing track record with experience working mainly in luxury hotels from around the globe. Prior to his role at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Calimano served at hotel brands such as Accor Hotels-Fairmont, Jumeirah Group-Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, One & Only Le Royal Mirage, IHG, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and the Four Seasons. In his capacity, Calimano supported many HR projects and pre-openings in the region and around the world.

Originally from Egypt, Sabry Balboul brings a massive track record having worked all around the MEA. Joining the Ritz-Carlton DIFC from the Hilton International, Balboul supported many pre-opening projects in the region. Alongside his incredible experience, Balboul holds a pre-Master diploma and BA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cairo.

Frida Audi, originally from Lebanon, brings a proven track record having worked in luxury hotels across the region. Joining the Ritz-Carlton DIFC from the Habtoor Hospitality, Frida is no stranger to Marriott International. Landing at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, she brings an impressive skill set and a successful tenure managing the sales department at the Ritz-Carlton Doha and Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. In addition to expertise in the field, Frida is fluent in three languages - French, English, and Arabic.

Commenting on the new appointments the hotel's General Manager, Fadeel G. Wehbe added: “We are incredibly enthusiastic to welcome the newest members of our team. Each new addition brings a host of expertise, experience, creativity, and new perspectives to our team. We are confident that each new member will prove to be invaluable to the legendary Ritz-Carlton brand and help us improve our strategies and increase the overall satisfaction for our employees and guests.'

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