Dir Development East Africa
Samantha is based in Nairobi, Kenya as Hilton’s Director of Development in East Africa. She is a passionate hotelier whose hospitality career of 28 years, spans three continents – USA, Europe, and Africa. She joined Hilton in 2018 to drive the company’s growth in Eastern Africa, and this year added the Southern Africa region to her portfolio. BACKGROUND She holds a master’s degree in Hospitality Management (MMH) specialised in hotel real estate finance from Cornell University, USA, a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality Management from Hotel School Les Roches, Switzerland and a Diploma in Hotel Management and Administration from Kenya Utalii College. LANGUAGES A native of Kenya, Samantha is fluent in Swahili and English.