The UAE's Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG) has appointed a new corporate director of engineering. 

Gaye Ibrahima took over the role at EHG this month, and is based in Dubai. 

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In his new role, Ibrahima will provide strategic direction for EHG's engineering functions, as well as lead initiatives for the company's high-level engineering operations setup. 

Announcing Ibrahima's appointment through an update on LinkedIn, EHG stated: "His focus will be to develop engineering standards and practices that are at par with international standards, whilst ensuring that emerging trends and innovation are introduced into the function." 

Ibrahima's career spans more than 20 years, during which he has worked in various engineering roles with hospitality organisations such as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. 

According to his LinkedIn profile, Ibrahima was Carlson Rezidor's area engineering director for the Africa and Indian Ocean region, prior to his appointment by EHG.