Talal Jassim Al-Bahar, Vice Chairman of International Financial Advisors, Chairman and Group CEO of IFA Hotels & Resorts

Since 1987, International Financial Advisors has become one of the largest investment companies listed on the KSE (Ticker:IFA). IFA has also been listed on the Dubai Financial Market since 2005.

Talal is also the Chairman & CEO of United Investments Portugal.


Joe Sita, Vice Chairman for IFA RES

More than 30 years of hotel management, development and investment experience. In charge of IFA Hotels & Resorts’ acquisitions and its extensive operational hotel, commercial and condominium ventures.

Founding CEO of Nakheel Hotels and formerly EVP development at Carlson Hotels.


Patrick Smith, Chief Operating Officer

Since joining IFA Hotels & Resorts in 2004, Patrick has been a pivotal founding member of the company, moving across to IFA R.E.S. in 2010.

Schooled via The Savoy Group's Management Training Programme in London with five additional years consulting with PKF and HVS International.