Raki Phillips
 Area Director, Sales & Marketing
 Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, UAE

Raki Phillips is the Area Director, Sales & Marketing for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in the United Arab Emirates and is responsible for the Fairmont Dubai, the Middle East flagship property, the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, and new developments currently underway, including the Fairmont Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Mina Al Fajar in Fujeriah, and second property in Abu Dhabi. 

Phillips’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry spans over fifteen years and includes seven years with Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, to the Ritz-Carlton, in Doha, Qatar. Within the Fairmont banner, he has lead transition teams for the rebranded Fairmont Towers Heliopolis in Cairo and the opening of the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, the second tallest building in the world at 577 meters. 

He holds a Masters of Arts (MA) in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and is the founder of forbob.org, a charitable organization created to raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research.