Chris White is Director of Operations at the Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla).
A hospitality expert with a stellar track record in developing and operating luxurious five star properties that have achieved global status, Chris is a PGA Advanced Golf Professional with extensive experience in both membership and resort facilities. His strengths include project planning and project management from pre-openings to full-fledged operations. He also enjoys strong leadership, management and organisational skills, as well as international experience in sales, marketing, operations, food and beverage, financial control and general management.
Prior to joining Ayla, Chris served as the General Manager of Aldar Golf /Yas Links in Abu Dhabi. Earlier, he was General Manager at Al Hamra Golf Resort in Ras Al Khaimah.
In other executive positions, Chris has served as Deputy General Manager/Director of Golf at Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton, as well as General Manager, Dreamland Golf and Tennis Resort, Cairo, Egypt, Director of Golf, Klassis Golf and Country Club, Istanbul, Turkey, and Club Manager/Head Professional, Rectory Park Golf Club, London, UK.
A highly motivated and results-oriented professional, Chris is an effective communicator and team player with an ability to relate to people at all levels. He has successfully managed teams of up to 300 people.