A company that thinks together and stands apart.
At Kerzner International, we strive to create a destination experience that’s not only unforgettable throughout each customer’s stay, but truly memorable for a lifetime. We’ve built a team of imaginative and dedicated leaders who share our vision for uncompromising quality and customer satisfaction. The Kerzner leadership team spans the globe, sharing a united goal of “wowing” customers with our passion, our commitment and our focus on building uniquely distinctive resorts with impressive financial performance.
Our Leadership Team
“Blow away the customer.
With every property.
With every stay.”
Sol Kerzner - Chairman, Kerzner International
“Make guests happy beyond anything they ever imagined, to create memories that last a lifetime.”
Alan Leibman - Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International
“Good enough is never enough.
You have to believe in the possibility
of greatness to truly succeed.”
George Markantonis - President and Managing Director, Kerzner International Bahamas
George started his career as a hotel front desk clerk in South Africa, a role that allowed him to discover his true passion for the tourism and hotel industry. He quickly rose through the ranks of the hospitality business, in South Africa. Later he moved to the United States, eventually finding his home with the Kerzner family of resorts, where he now excels as President and Managing Director over Kerzner International Bahamas.
“We can all be very intellectual and philosophical about hotel business, but it always comes down to the basics i.e. taking care of the customer, as the customer has a choice today.”
Serge Zaalof - President & Managing Director, Atlantis, The Palm
In 1998, Serge worked as General Manager of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, where he led the resort to win a number of industry awards including Conde Nast Traveller, World Traveler and Business Traveler. After a successful career in this position, Serge then moved to the Madinat Jumeirah where he was responsible for the successful opening of the resort, remaining at the Madinat as General Manager until 2006. Serge led the Madinat to win multiple hospitality awards, including the Leading Resort for the Middle East and Dubai as well as the Leading Conference Hotel by the World Travel Awards. He then progressed into a regional role as Senior Vice President, overseeing Jumeirah’s development in the Asia Pacific region.