Africa Hospitality Investment Forum 2021


Speaker Profile

Elie Younes

Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

Elie leads Radisson Hotel Group’s expansions across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. He builds and supports teams at 8 development offices in EMEA.  Under his leadership, the group launched and delivered an active asset light then asset right strategy – transacted around 200 hotels and opened around 130; while Radisson Blu continues to be the largest upper upscale brand in Europe.  

Elie was previously a Director at HVS in London. In 2007 Elie joined Starwood in London as Senior Director of Acquisitions and Development, then Hilton Hotels Worldwide as VP of Development in Dubai, before joining Rezidor in 2010, as VP of Business Development for the Middle East and Africa. In January 2013, he was promoted to SVP of Business Development EMEA, and then to EVP and Chief Development Officer in 2015.

He is a keen sportsman practicing martial arts with a competitive flair and an obsession for continuous improvement and self-development.

Elie is a devoted father of a daughter and a son.