Africa Hospitality Investment Forum 2021


Speaker Profile

Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

Following a 30-year career in professional services with PKF, Arthur Andersen and latterly as Global Head of Advisory at Deloitte; and based variously in London, Hong Kong and the Gulf, Nick is currently acting as senior adviser to several hospitality investors. He serves a wide spectrum of clients, including private family offices; PE, SWF, institutional, RE and corporates, and encompassing owners, investors, lenders and operators. The range of services provided includes commercial strategy and development advice; M&A/transaction services and operational/profit improvement reviews and restructuring.

Nick spent the early part of his career in hotel operations in Africa and Europe, working with Holiday Inn, Sun International, Gleneagles and Meridien. He has subsequently consulted in over 80 countries and 250 markets. He is a sought-after speaker and moderator, and was the organiser and chairman of the highly-regarded European Hotel Investment Conference (EHIC), in London. Nick served on the board of global industry data provider STR (from 2011 to 2017), and currently serves on several advisory boards.

He currently splits his time between London, Australia and South Africa.