70. Stuart Deeson

Company: Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Designation: Vice President of Operations, Middle East and Africa
Nationality: British
Sector: Hotels and Resorts

Deeson is responsible for Hyatt’s operating hotels across the Middle East and Africa, with a current portfolio of more than 30 properties across seven brands, including Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Alila, Andaz, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, and Hyatt House. In February 2023, Hyatt announced the signing of three Hyatt-branded hotels in Madinah, adding 1,729 keys to the brand’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia. Deeson joined Hyatt in 1995. He has 30 years of industry experience in Asia and the Middle East.