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Executive Biographies


Mar 6, 2016, 12:28 PM
CEO of Bloom Education

Henning A. Fries is the CEO of Bloom Education. In this role, he oversees the company’s business units, including existing operations as well as those under development.

During his 25-year career, Henning has held a variety of leadership roles across operational, asset management and development disciplines at leading enterprises in both mature and emerging markets in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. Henning’s area of expertise includes business re-engineering and turnaround operations, complex stakeholder relations, as well as project management and consultancy.

Earlier, Henning was Managing Director – Hospitality at Al Habtoor Group in Dubai, responsible for developing the hospitality and leisure portfolio of the diversified group and overseeing the creation of new business opportunities.

Henning has also worked with Fairmont – Raffles Hotels International as Regional Vice President in the UAE. In this role, he was mandated to drive the hotel chain’s continued growth and development in the country. Additionally, he has served as Regional Director & General Manager at the Monarch, Dubai and Dubai Media One Hotel.

Prior to relocating to the UAE, he held general manager positions at a number of major hotel chains in the UK, Germany and Canada.

Henning has earned an Executive MBA from Henley Business School, Oxfordshire, the UK and a diploma in Hotel Management from Hotel School SBC, Trier, Germany.


Henning Fries