Marc Dardenne joined Jumeirah in September 2016 as Group Chief Operating Officer and oversees Group operations across its international portfolio. Marc has a long and established career as a hotelier having worked internationally for more than 30 years. He has been instrumental in the development of a number of brands and curated guest experience across a range of diverse hospitality assets including hotels, branded residences, serviced apartments, resorts and clubs and brings his unique insight, global expertise and passion for hospitality to Jumeirah.
Marc’s appointment hails his return to Dubai after 5 years in Singapore. His experience and distinct contribution will further enhance the Jumeirah management team as well as Jumeirah’s continued evolution as a world leading hospitality brand.
A Belgium national, Marc has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and is fluent in French, English and German.