Africa Hotel Investment Forum

23-25 September 2019 – Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia


23-25 September 2019 – Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia

How we choose our speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African hotel investment market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty in 2019, please contact Sacha Serikoff

2019 Speakers

Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer, TIME Hotels

Ilaria Benucci

Investment Director, Equity Investments, CDC Group

Gaurav Bhushan

Global Chief Development Officer, Accor

Jerome Briet

Chief Development Officer, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Ewan Cameron

Director – Africa, Westmont Hospitality

Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President - Development, Africa, Marriott International

Issam Chleuh

Co-founder and Managing Director, Suguba

Mike Collini

Vice President Development Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton

David Damiba

Chief Investment Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Michael Devereux

Senior Director Development Sub-Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean, Hilton

Hannah Edinger

Associate Director, Africa Insights, Deloitte & Touche

Selim El Zein

VP – Hospitality, Deyaar

Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

Ifeoma Ezeokafor

Principal Investment Officer, IFC

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development, EMEA, Hilton

Paul Gardiner

CEO Beyond Africa, Mantis Collection

Erwan Garnier

Senior Director, Development - French & Portuguese Speaking Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Pascal Gauvin

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG

Tewolde GebreMariam

Group Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines

Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Kim Irmler

Development Director Sub-Saharan Africa, AccorHotels

Stephan Jacob

Senior Underwriter and Attorney at Law, Munich RE

Alexis Janoray

Vice President, Head of Development Africa, Accor

Lourie Kruger

Chief Investment Officer MEA, RF Capital

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Andrew McLachlan

Senior Vice President, Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Samantha Muna

Director of Development East Africa, Hilton

Yasin Munshi

Director, Lodging Development – East Africa, Marriott International

Al-karim Nathoo

Managing Director, 4C Hotel Group

Fabio Nava

Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

Xander Nijnens

Executive Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

Hasnain Noorani

Founder & Group Managing Director, Pride Group

Belinda Nwosu

Research Consultant, W Hospitality Group

Zahra Peera

Chief Operating Officer, CityBlue Hotels (Diar Group)

Aly Shariff

Chief Executive Officer, Citymax Hotels by Landmark Group

David Singleton

Area Vice President, Franchise Operations & Development EMEA/South Asia, Hard Rock Cafe International

Filippo Sona

Managing Director - Global Hospitality, Drees and Sommer

James Stuart

Founder, Stuart + Partners

Rick Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, The Business Tourism Company

Alessandro Tedesco

Chief Operating Officer, FEBC International

Matthew Tripolone

Vice President Development - MEA, IHG

Morgan Tuckness

Head of Technical Services & Development, Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels (Diar Group)

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa, Accor

Grant Woodrow

Chief Operating Officer, Wilderness Safaris