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ACTE appoints new regional chair for Middle East & Africa

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has named Imran Changezi, Director of Corporate Sales, Global, Jumeirah Group, as the new Regional Chair of the ACTE Middle East and Africa Region. Imran Changezi is a…

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has named Imran Changezi, Director of Corporate Sales, Global, Jumeirah Group, as the new Regional Chair of the ACTE Middle East and Africa Region. Imran Changezi is a seasoned hotelier with extensive experience within the Middle East Region and has served ACTE Membership as an associate of the Dubai Executive Forum Committee.

Since joining the hotel industry, Imran has held numerous high ranking positions including Rooms Division & Sales functions. His corporate sales career began as a Sales Manager at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in 2000, followed by his appointment as a Senior Corporate Sales Manager at Burj Al Arab. From 2002 through 2006, Imran played a significant role in establishing the Jumeirah Group Key Account Management structure while acting initially as a Key Account Corporate Sales Manager for the Gulf region and then as Assistant Director of Corporate Sales for the Middle East region in 2004. In 2006, Imran Changezi was named Director of Corporate Sales, Global based in Jumeirah Group`s sales head office in Dubai.

Today, Imran plays a key role in Jumeirah Group`s Business Travel segment strategy setting, Annual Corporate & Consortia RFP solicitation processes, Global TMC / Consortia partnerships, and setting internal sales policies and procedures relating to the Business Travel segment. Imran is currently doing his Executive MBA with the world renowned London Business School.

With the focus of the international travel industry increasingly on the Middle East and Africa Region, this is an exciting time to be involved with the Association`s education and networking programs, commented Imran Changezi.
Recent development of the travel infrastructure within the ME&A Region, coupled with the emergence of new industry suppliers, uniquely places ACTE and me in the position of providing opportunities to regional members and international organizations interested in navigating through this emerging market.

Richard Crum, ACTE President, remarked, The ACTE team and the membership welcome Mr. Changezi to this volunteer leadership position. ACTE looks forward to working with him and implementing his regional recommendations as his insight will be an asset to the ACTE development and growth in the Middle East and Africa Region.

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