Dagmar Symes, General Manager, Hill Robinson Project Management, Saudi Arabia

Dagmar Symes, General Manager, Hill Robinson Project Management, Saudi Arabia

  • A results-oriented Senior Executive and specialist in the Luxury Industry with a diverse experience within the Luxury Retail and Hospitality field.

 

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Overview

Any institution, whether it is society or organization, in the present century cannot function effectively without women’s equal participation in leadership activities. Women create a perspective that brings competition and collaboration to organizations and teams.

00:41- About Dagmar Symes

  • A results-oriented Senior Executive and specialist in the Luxury Industry with a diverse experience within the Luxury Retail and Hospitality field.
  • A solid track record in driving teams to deliver successful results both in terms of quality and business performance.
  • Extremely high “People” skills, and strong ability to motivate teams to deliver exceptional results regardless of the situation and business environment.
  • Strong emphasis on building and developing Owner Relations, priority on protecting Owners’ Assets, and business interests, and achieving budgeted EBITA.
  • Strong ability to build a positive rapport between Owners, Stakeholders, and the Company to meet organizational needs.

09:07- What took you to Saudi Arabia?

  • It was honestly a very intriguing opportunity.
  • Hill Robinson brought hospitality specialists on board to implement the company in the kingdom. I thought being considered for that opportunity on its own was amazing.

12:37- How is managing a luxury estate different from managing a luxury hotel?

  • There are a lot of similarities because it is a service approach.
  • Hospitality is so diversified that your daily life looks a little more challenging than in a private estate.
  • You have revenue-generating departments, and you have the reputational part of the company in hospitality.
  • The private estate is a very tailored approach to one particular family.

25:33- Three lessons

  • If you believe in it, you can do it.
  • There is no growth out of comfort. You have to get persistently out of your comfort zone in order to grow.
  • Stick to your values.

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  • A results-oriented Senior Executive and specialist in the Luxury Industry with a diverse experience within the Luxury Retail and Hospitality field.
  • A solid track record in driving teams to deliver successful results both in terms of quality and business performance.
  • Extremely high “People” skills, and strong ability to motivate teams to deliver exceptional results regardless of the situation and business environment.
  • Strong emphasis on building and developing Owner Relations, priority on protecting Owners’ Assets, and business interests, and achieving budgeted EBITA.
  • Strong ability to build a positive rapport between Owners, Stakeholders, and the Company to meet organizational needs.

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