The Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre announces senior appointments


The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has announced that it has made three new appointments to its team of professionals. The line-up includes Edwin Caliman, Director of HR, Sabry Balboul, Director of Engineering, and Frida Audi, Director of Sales and Marketing.

Hailing from the United States, Calimano brings a glowing track record with experience working mainly in luxury hotels from around the globe. Prior to his role at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Calimano served at hotel brands such as Accor Hotels-Fairmont, Jumeirah Group-Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, One & Only Le Royal Mirage, IHG, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and the Four Seasons. In his capacity, Calimano supported many HR projects and pre-openings in the region and around the world.

Originally from Egypt, Sabry Balboul, brings a track record having worked all around the MEA. Joining the Ritz-Carlton DIFC from the Hilton International, Balboul supported many pre-opening projects in the region. Alongside his experience, Balboul holds a pre-Master diploma and BA in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cairo.

Frida Audi, originally Lebanon, brings a proven track record having worked in luxury hotels across the region. Joining the Ritz-Carlton DIFC from the Habtoor Hospitality, Frida is no stranger to Marriott International. Landing at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, she brings an impressive skillset and a tenure managing the sales department at the Ritz-Carlton Doha and Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. In addition to expertise in the field, Frida is fluent in three languages – French, English, and Arabic.