Peter French

Peter French – Managing Director

Mr. Peter French joined MKM Commercial Holdings LLC in September 2016, a seasoned professional with proven expertise in managing luxury brands he has worked in the Hospitality Industry for many years in a variety of senior level positions around the globe. Mr. French most recently worked for Raffles Hotels & Resorts; he joined in 2010 as General Manager of Raffles Dubai, and quickly moved into a Regional Vice President role for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was then promoted into the position of President, Raffles Hotels & Resorts from 2013 to 2016. Over the course of his career, Mr. French held the position of General Manager and Vice President of Operations & Development for Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group; he returned to Hong Kong as General Manager to lead the complete renovation and repositioning of its flagship hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, from 2004-2009. Mr. French has also worked as General Manager in other prestigious hotels including The Sukothai in Bangkok, The Carlyle in New York and Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

During his career he has achieved many accolades, whilst working as the General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, it was voted for three consecutive years as “The Best Hotel in the World”. Mr. French has also been nominated as “Hotel Manager of the Year” by the American Hotel and Catering Institute.

His exceptional leadership skills, strategic talent and extensive global experience together with his in-depth background in project development, redevelopment, reposition and transition will safeguard the continued success of the group as it moves into a new phase of development.


Abdullah Ibrahim – Director of Admin, HR & Local Affairs



Susan Potter – Director of Insight

Susan has been working with MKM since 1998; and a board member of the holding company since 2004, having previously spent 20 years in the hospitality industry employed throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Among notable achievements the development of locally branded Wafi Hotels in addition to the creation and expansion of a highly successful global franchise business specializing in concept design and development feature prominently.



Shajahan Unneen - Group Head of Finance