Mr. Arild Sjodin joined the Emirates Palace company in August, taking on the position as general manager of hotel operations within the company, according to a press release from the Emirates Palace Company.
Norwegian-born Sjodin (41) returns to the hospitality industry after a year working for Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management in the United Arab Emirates. He has a long and successful track-record of running hotels in Scandinavia, Europe and the Middle East, gaining a vast experience that will assist him in the new position.
“I am very excited to join the Emirates Palace Company and I am looking forward to extend my experience into this unique landmark of Abu Dhabi,” says Mr. Sjodin.
Emirates Palace Company is the owning company of world-renowned Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Sjodin will have a key role to further develop the iconic property on behalf of the owners. Prior to working at Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, Mr. Sjodin spent three successful years at Emirates Palace as hotel manager, which will be of benefit to him in his new capacity. Mr. Sjodin holds an MBA from Reims Business School in France.
“Mr. Sjodin is bringing with him a wealth of international and regional experience, which will add additional dimensions for the company,” says H.E. Sultan Dahi Sultan Al Hamiri, board member and managing director of the Emirates Palace Company.