Mahmud Jan Mohamed
Managing Director for Tourism Promotion Services, Serena Hotels Africa
Head of the Tourism Department for Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)
Mahmud Jan Mohamed is the Managing Director for Tourism Promotion Services, Serena Hotels Africa and Head of the Tourism Department for Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), responsible for 34 properties located in 9 Countries in Africa and Asia. He has vast experience in the hotel industry in Europe, USA, Africa and Asia and is an associate member of the Hotel Catering Institutional Management Association (UK) and a member of the Cornell Hotel Society (USA). He is the Founder Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation; TPS Central Asia; Member on the Eastern Africa Association Advisory Council and Member on the Executive Committee of AKFED. Serena Hotels in Africa is considered a leader in responsible tourism and has over the years implemented initiatives covering eco-tourism; climate change; water and energy conservation; re-afforestation; installation of solar plants; species conservation; respect for local traditions, culture and heritage; education; public health and essentially, community development. The holistic approach towards Environmental, Social, Economic and Governance practices has enabled Serena Hotels receive numerous national and international awards and accolades.