Anton Bawab is Group Head of Operations for The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), a closed joint stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. He oversees the operations, hospitality, facilities management, mobility and logistics, resort security and destination partnerships and marketing for The Red Sea and AMAALA, two luxury, regenerative tourism destinations that will set new standards in sustainable development and position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map. He is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing, managing the resort operations upon opening.
Anton is a seasoned hospitality executive with experience in corporate structuring and strategy, hotel operations, and hotel development in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining TRSDC, Anton served as Regional President of Viceroy Hotel Group where he led the growth and operations of Viceroy Hotel Group’s outside the Americas, establishing the regional office in Abu Dhabi, and signing multiple long-term hotel management agreements for the company in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Prior to joining Viceroy’s leadership team, he spent four years with Mubadala’s Real Estate & Hospitality where he lead the effort to acquire, restructure, recapitalize and turn around KOR Hotel Group, which was later rebranded to Viceroy Hotels Group. Anton worked on the structuring and negotiation of several of Mubadala’s real estate and hospitalty investments in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Anton holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Hons) degree in International Hospitality Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School, Les Roches in Switzerland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom