Africa Hotel Investment Forum

23-25 September 2019 – Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia


23-25 September 2019 – Sheraton Addis, Ethiopia

Speaker Profile

Xander Nijnens

Executive Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

In 2015, Xander was appointed to lead the Sub-Saharan Africa Hotels and Hospitality team, with a bold mandate to  establish JLL’s hotel advisory practice in the region. 

A regional industry expert, Xander has over 13 years of experience in hotel advisory, investment and operations. He delivers results-driven strategies to local and global clients in over 20 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean region.

His broad range of hotel experience includes corporate finance, capital markets, hotel operations, asset management, strategy and development for all market segments from budget to luxury hotels.

Xander believes in a holistic approach with a focus on strategic advisory, investment sales, financing and asset management services to support clients throughout the hotel ownership journey.

Prior to joining JLL, Xander was managing director of a third-party hotel operator with various global brands under management in South Africa.  

Previous appointments include asset manager and chief analyst at Africa’s first real estate investment trust specialising in hotels.