Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management
Olivier Granet is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Kasada Capital Management, the consultancy firm entrusted with an exciting project that will culminate in a dedicated Investment Fund from AccorHotels and Katara Hospitality, with a targeted reach of USD $1 billion for sustainable hotel development in Sub Sahara Africa. He was the former CEO of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa, and was responsible for a portfolio of over 200 hotels consisting of 50,000 rooms across over 30 countries.
With almost 20 years with AccorHotels, Olivier joined the Middle East team in 2011 during a time when the Group had 40 hotels in the region. Heading up the region’s development, he made remarkable strides in growing the network, achieving one new property signature every two weeks and opening one hotel a month. The Middle East platform has more than tripled in size under his leadership and the Group became the number one operator in the Middle East and Africa.
Along with his development and management acumen, his focus is on the Group’s talent strategy to identify, grow and develop a robust pipeline of 50,000 colleagues by 2021.
Olivier holds a degree from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po Grenoble) and an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris.