Advisory Board

Made up of representatives from sponsoring companies and hand selected investors representing the most senior decision-makers and thought-leaders in the African hotel investment industry. The AHIF Advisory Board convenes annually to discuss the trends of the future of hospitality into the AHIF programme.

Scott Antel


Scott's FZ

Rose Bakri

Chief Operating Officer

GTAF Louvre Hotels Group

Nivesh Bhagtani

Senior Business and Research Development Executive

MJS Holding, Riyadh

Paul Bridger

Chief Operating Officer

Rove Hotels

Ewan Cameron

Director, Africa

Westmont Hospitality

Rahul Chaudhary

Chief Executive and Managing Director

CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings at CG Corp

Farhan Charaniya

Managing Director


Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President Development - Africa and All-Inclusive EMEA

Marriott International

Hala Matar Choufany

President, HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia

Managing Partner, HVS Dubai

Mark Dunford


Knight Frank

Hamza Farooqi

Founder & CEO

Millat Investments

Olivier Granet

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Kasada Capital Management

Bani Haddad

Founder and Managing Director

Aleph Hospitality

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder

Zahra Jivraj

Co Founder


Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Vice President - Africa


Hellen Kibe

Director of Academics and Operations

Amboseli Institute of Hospitality & Technology

Frederic Van Lennep

Business Development Director MEA

IT Hospitality Group

Christopher Lund

Executive Director, Head of Hospitality & Tourism, MENA Region


Shamil Manek


The Merwest Company

Alyshia Mangalji

Vice President Europe and Africa

Westmont Hospitality Group

Laurinda Marsh

Key Account Manager Global Projects


Janice Mitten


Studio Moren

Juliet Njogu


The Social House

Dupe Olusola

Chief Executive Officer

Transcorp Hotel

Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard

Founder & Chairman

APO Group

Ramsay Rankoussi

Vice President Development Africa & Turkey

Radisson Hotel Group

Daniel Silke

Political Economy Analyst & Futurist 

Political Futures Consultancy

Jameel Verjee


The Diar Group (CityBlue)

Trevor Ward

Managing Director

W Hospitality Group

Bryan Waruhiu

Independent Hospitality & Tourism Consultant

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director

Amos Weseka

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Great Lakes Safari

Graham Wood

Chief Operating Officer

Sun International