Selim El Zyr is the Vice-Chairman & Co-Founder of Rotana Hotel Management Corporation.
Co-founder and Vice Chairman of Rotana, Selim El Zyr graduated from EHL in 1970. After completion of his post graduate studies in Cornell and Columbia Universities, Selim held his first job as Chief Steward in the Waldorf in New York.
Selim then spent 12 years with Hilton International in Germany, Spain, Egypt, Canada and the U.A.E. until he earned the title of Regional Director before he decided to shift into industrial catering by establishing a leading Lebanese fast food chain in 1982.
After Lebanon he then moved to the U.A.E. in the capacity of Vice President for Abu Dhabi National Hotels overseeing their operations in the Emirates as well as overseas.