Laith Pharaon

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Laith Gaith Pharaon is a global hospitality entrepreneur and real estate property developer.[1] Earlier in his career, he competed on the offshore and F1 powerboat racing circuit for several years.[2][3][4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Laith Pharaon was born September 8, 1968 in London, UK to Ghaith Pharaon (deceased)[6] and Hala Pharaon.

Entrepreneurship[edit]

Pharaon is founder and chief executive officer of Orca Holding, an international investment holding company based in Valletta (Malta), with affiliated companies in several countries.[7][8][9] He is member of the Board of Directors of National Refinery Ltd[10] and Attock Refinery Limited.[11]

Racing titles and achievements[edit]

From 1995 to 2006, Laith Pharaon competed internationally in offshore Motonautics races Class 1. He was inducted into the American Power Boat Association (APBA) Hall of Champions in 1996.[12] He won 4 races of the World Championship F1; a Championship of the USA (1996); European and World Titles (1997); Pole Position World Title (1998).

American Power Boat Association APBA - Offshore Category[edit]

  • 1996 - 1st place[12]

Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) - World Class I - 16 litre - Offshore Championship[13][edit]

  • 1997 - 1st place
  • 1998 - 4th place
  • 1999 - Retired

Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) - World F1 Championship[14][edit]

  • 2000 - 17th
  • 2001 - 5th
  • 2002 - 2nd[15]
  • 2003 - 4th
  • 2004 - 9th
  • 2005 - 7th
  • 2006 - 23th[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laith Pharaon - Private Equity, Venture Capital and Real Estate Investor". www.dubaibeat.com. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  2. ^ STEEPLETON, SCOTT (1996-09-30). "Speedboat Fans Watch Racers Cap Off Season". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  3. ^ "Laith Pharaon Exudes Confidence to Win Alkhobar Power Boat Round". Arab News. 2004-03-26. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  4. ^ F1H2O World Championship (2007-01-12), F1 Powerboat - Laith Pharaon, retrieved 2017-09-11
  5. ^ Abbasher, Yasir (2002-12-21). "Pharaon wins as tragedy strikes". GulfNews. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  6. ^ "The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club Opens In North Lake Tahoe". Retrieved 2017-09-11. “I am personally excited to have an investor and partner such as Laith Pharaon and his father Dr. Ghaith Pharaon”, said Founder, Chairman and CEO of Six Senses
  7. ^ Sham'aa, Fathmath (2016-02-04). "ONYX Hospitality Group and Singapore Hospitality Holdings enter strategic alliance". Hotelier Maldives. Retrieved 2017-09-11. The Group’s hospitality investments include recently opened Amari Havodda Maldives (managed by ONYX), several projects with Soho House, and past experience with Six Senses, Hyatt and Four Seasons brand projects.
  8. ^ "Soho House's €60 Million Investment in Barcellona – Global Legal Chronicle". www.globallegalchronicle.com. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  9. ^ CL[James,Jon,Mark]+HP[Jana,Williams,Sergio,Anibal,Susana]. "Saudi Entrepreneur Buys 10% Stake in Six Senses Mauritius". The Holiday Place. Retrieved 2017-09-11.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "${Instrument_CompanyName} ${Instrument_Ric} People | Reuters.com". U.S. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  11. ^ "Attock Refinery Limited". www.arl.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  12. ^ a b "Hall of Champions Inductees G-L". American Power Boat Association. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  13. ^ "UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship Official Website". www.class-1.com. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  14. ^ "BYM Sailing & Sports News". www.bymnews.com. Retrieved 2017-10-09. Laith Pharaon, who has raced part-time this season with the Green Team, has been the most successful racer in the history of the event having won twice 2002 & 2003 along with a 2nd last season. He has figured out how to be very successful on this race course with a 3rd place in 2001 giving him four podiums in just five starts.
  15. ^ F1H2O World Championship (2006-11-30), 15/09/2002 - Crash Waterford, Pharaon, Gillman, retrieved 2017-10-09
  16. ^ F1H2O World Championship (2007-01-01), 15/12/2006 - Crash Sharjah Pharaon, retrieved 2017-10-09