Irfan Sharief

Chief Asset Management Officer

Irfan is currently the Chief Asset Management Officer in Katara Hospitality, previously he held the position of Chief Strategy & Development Officer in the company. Irfan joined Katara Hospitality after serving (7) years in Marriott International/ Starwood Hotels and Resorts; his last position was Area Director of Finance for Gulf, Levant and Pakistan Region. Prior to that, Irfan was the Regional Director of Finance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts for Africa and Indian Ocean Region. Additionally, he has worked with Hyatt Hotels Corporation in multiple properties and corporate roles in USA and the Middle East.

A Chicago native and a national of the USA, Irfan received his Bachelors in Business Administration from Robert Morris University and MBA in International Hospitality and Service Industries Management with Asset and Revenue Management Specialization from Glion Institute of Higher Education.