Africa Hospitality Investment Forum 2021


Speaker Profile

Lourie Kruger

Chief Investment Officer MEA, RF Capital

Lourie Kruger joined RF Capital in August 2018 as Chief Investment Officer MEA. RF Capital is an asset management boutique focussed on real assets globally, bringing an experienced team with a proven track record, providing investors with institutional deal sourcing capabilities and proven delivery strategies. 

Prior to RF Capital Lourie was CFO of Kingdom Hotel Investments, responsible for overseeing all the corporate finance activities of the company, including the M&A initiatives, treasury and capital structure programmes.  

Mr Kruger has over 18 years banking, real estate and hospitality experience across 35 countries ranging from Asia and the Middle East to Africa and Europe. Prior to joining KHI, he built a career with Standard Bank in South Africa where he was co-founder of the African Real Estate team, a unit responsible for all the banks’ activities across Africa (excl. South Africa) in the commercial property arena.

Mr Kruger holds various professional qualifications as well as degrees in Computer Science, Monetary Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the London Business School. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Mr Kruger is a South African national.