Haitham Mattar

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CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority


Haitham Mattar was appointed CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority in May 2015 to drive the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah by positioning the emirate as a world-class destination for sustainable tourism. With more than 25 years of experience in global destination and hospitality management and marketing, Mattar’s cross-continent experience and valuable global insights have allowed him to effectively lead Ras Al Khaimah’s destination growth strategy. In 2018, Mattar was named ‘Tourism Promotion CEO of the Year’ at the Global CEO Excellence Awards, ‘Leisure and Tourism CEO of the Year’ at the CEO Middle East Awards, ‘Business Leader of the Year’ at the Hospitality Excellence Awards, and was featured in the Arabian Business ‘most powerful Arabs’ list.