Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels Middle East & Africa

Based in Dubai, Mark is responsible for overseeing a combined network of close to 400 hotels in operation and pipeline across the Middle East and Africa.  

Previous to his appointment, he was the President for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, a very dynamic area with a robust expansion strategy to open 30 properties in by 2020.   

With a career spanning over 30 years with leading hospitality companies, including IHG and Sun International, a large portion of his professional life was spent with the the Radisson Hotel Group (formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group), where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Turkey. It was in this role that Mark oversaw all brands within a portfolio of 85 hotels with over 80 hotels in the development pipeline.   

Marks brings with him a wealth of operational experience alongside an intuitive knowledge of the Middle East and Africa, where he has also worked in for over 12 years.  

Mark Willis holds an MBA in International Business from Oxford Brooks University in the United Kingdom and has completed a number of senior management programs at Cornell University, New York.