Graduate profile

Angelo Vassiliades

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International Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc (Hons)

Graduation year


My career and achievements


Steering the marketing helm at Emirates Post, Angelo leads a dynamic team and collaborates with agency partners to champion a customer-centric rebranding and marketing strategy that propels the government entity's transformation. 

With over 15 years of diverse experience in start-ups, multinational enterprises, and the public sector, Angelo brings a unique blend of agility and structured thinking to his role. He has been spearheading acquisition and retention initiatives, redesigning web and app experiences, revamping retail branch designs, and establishing comprehensive marketing tech stacks.

In addition to his role at Emirates Post, Angelo channels his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for photography into his start-up, All For The Gram, which offers unique photo and video tours to the most “Instagrammable” locations in Dubai and the UAE. His entrepreneurship also extends to another venture,, where he led the development and scaling of a sports participation marketplace serving the Middle East.

Angelo’s earlier career was in the tourism and hospitality space, where he held several key roles. He served as the regional marketing lead for IHG Hotels & Resorts, covering India, the Middle East and Africa, he helped launch the consumer proposition for a Sydney-based restaurant tech start-up, which was later acquired by Tripadvisor and managed loyalty and retention marketing out of Australia for Orbitz (a part of Expedia Inc.), one of the world’s largest online travel agencies.

Angelo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from the University of Surrey. 

Since 2019, he has been a student mentor at the university.

Read Angelo’s Q&A about his time at Surrey