Africa Hotel Investment Forum

October 2019 – Africa

AHIF

October 2019 – Africa

Speaker Profile

Mohamed Yacoubi

General Manager for Africa, Groupe Palmeraie Developpement

As General Manager for Africa at Groupe Palmeraie Développement, Mohamed Yacoubi is based in Morocco and is in charge of expanding the group’s real estate and hospitality business units into Subsaharan Africa. He was previously General Manager of Palmeraie’s luxury real estate division overseeing development, construction and marketing of major real estate projects.

Before joining Palmeraie Développement in 2011, Mohamed managed the implementation of several real estate and hospitality projects for Moroccan and foreign investment funds. He started his career in management consulting, IT implementation strategies and project finance while he worked at Deloitte Consulting in the USA and Canada and at Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Mohamed Yacoubi holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from HEC Montréal. Mohamed has also been a Choiseul Africa laureate from 2014 to 2016.