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

Mike Collini

Vice President Development Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton

David Damiba

Chief Investment Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Dr Martyn Davies

Managing Director, Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte & Touche

Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development, EMEA, Hilton

Paul Gardiner

CEO Beyond Africa, Mantis Collection

Pascal Gauvin

Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG

Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

Stephan Jacob

Senior Underwriter and Attorney at Law, Munich RE

Alexis Janoray

Vice President, Head of Development Africa, Accor

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Andrew McLachlan

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

Xander Nijnens

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

Hasnain Noorani

Founder & Group Managing Director, Pride Group

Aly Shariff

Chief Executive Officer, Citymax Hotels by Landmark Group

Filippo Sona

Managing Director - Global Hospitality, Drees and Sommer

James Stuart

Founder, Stuart + Partners

Rick Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, The Business Tourism Company

Nick van Marken

Industry Executive

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa, Accor