Sandeep Walia

Sandeep Walia is the Chief Operating Officer for Marriott International in the Middle East. Through his experience in working with brands across Asia (India), Middle East, Africa and Europe, Walia has developed a global mindset that identifies consumer needs and aspirations. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Area Vice President for the United Arab Emirates and supervised the operation of the company’s largest market in the Middle East. Today, he is in charge of the operations of Marriott International’s properties in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrair, Lebanon) which includes more than 150 operational properties and over 90 properties in its pipeline.