Our Team is Growing

Our Team is Growing

Gulf Dunes continues to beef up its team with new talents and industry experts.
Over the first half of the year, we welcomed two new Project Managers, Ana Branco and Mathilde Vilpoux, and two Project Coordinators, Lisa Christian and Sharlene Hartley-van Boven.
Both Ana and Mathide have significant Destination Management Company (DMC) and MICE experience prior to joining the team.
Ana was with Gulf Dunes’ sister company Desert Adventures’ Groups Department for almost three years and has also spent part of her career in other DMCs as well as in the tourism industry of Portugal, where she’s from. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Mathilde, on the other hand, has been in the DMC business for nine years now, specializing in MICE. She started in Oman then moved to the UAE, and then headed out to Panama and now back in the Land of the Sand. She speaks English, Spanish and French. 

Providing Gulf Dunes’ project managers with valuable support as Project Coordinators, Lisa and Sharlene are new to the DMC industry and have been bringing us fresh concepts, new ideas and alternative ways of looking at MICE. A media and advertising graduate from the UK, Lisa has spent a considerable time in marketing and advertising before moving to the events team of a UAE sports publication and joined Gulf Dunes in February. Sharlene, on the other hand, is a certified travel enthusiast with more than a decade of experience in the hospitality sector in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Gulf Dunes continues to bag projects for huge groups of thousands and we are determined to push further our brand of DMC specialisation for the MICE industry. In doing so, we constantly develop our pool of talent, which is among our most important assets.
As we warmly welcome  our newer team members, who are all dedicated, fun professionals and who are excited to be working with Gulf Dunes global client. Our aim is to ensure that the entire team embodies the brand’s core values of creativity, collaboration, innovation, passion and attention to detail.

Get in touch with Ana, Mathilde, Lisa, Sharlene or any of us in the team here.