Dur Hospitality Company
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Badr bin Hamoud Al Badr is the Chief Executive Officer of Dur Hospitality Company, a Saudi Joint Stock hospitality company established in 1976, recognized for its extensive record in managing, developing and operating a wide portfolio of hotels and residential compounds across the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and was one of the first hospitality companies to introduce five-stars hospitality services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Prior to being with Dur, Dr. Badr held many leading positions in local and multinational companies, earning him numerous “Best Manager” awards during his career. He was the CEO of Cisco Systems Saudi Arabia which, under his leadership, won the “Best Business Environment” Award in Saudi Arabia, he was also the CEO of AwalNet Company and CEO of Al Alamiah Internet and Communication Company.
Dr. Badr earned his masters and PHD from Washington University, USA and his B.A degree from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran. An entrepreneur and contributor to leading and developing emerging business, Dr. Badr actively participated in many leadership programs at several renowned universities including Oxford, Cornell, and George Washington University.
Dr. Badr sits on the board of directors of a number companies. He is also an activist on social media for knowledge and science dissemination and a spokesperson on several occasions.
He was ranked 17th in the list of top 50 most influential hospitality professionals in the Middle East in 2016 and 2017, and 25th in 2015 by hotelier magazine, and 65 on the list of top 100 CEO in the GCC for the year 2016 by TRENDS magazine and INSEAD – international business school. Dr. Badr is a regular speaker at major conferences such as Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), World Tourism Forum, Innovation Summits, Global Competitive Forum, Hospitality Summit, and IPD MEA Summit.View all Speakers
“"Some of the biggest names in the industry, sharing invaluable knowledge at a stunning venue."David Thompson, editor, Hotelier Express
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