Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference

14-16 April 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Olivier G
Kasada Capital Management

Olivier is Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Kasada Capital Management. Kasada Capital Management is an independent investment platform within the Kasada group, dedicated to hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa. The firm was launched in 2018 with the backing of Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, and Accor, a world leading hospitality group.

In April 2019, the Kasada group closed on its maiden fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund L.P (registered in Mauritius), with equity commitments of over USD500 million.

In his last position as CEO of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa, he was responsible for a portfolio of over 200 hotels consisting of 50,000 rooms across over 30 countries and representing 30,000 employees. He joined the Middle East team in 2011 when the Group had 40 hotels in the region. As a senior executive leading Accor’s expansion in the region, Olivier made remarkable strides in growing the network, where he was ultimately acquiring one new property signature every two weeks and opening one hotel a month. He has extensive hospitality industry experience gained over +20 years at Accor.

Before joining Accor, he spent 10 years within Deloitte’s Audit and Corporate Finance practice. Olivier has a BA from Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po Grenoble) and an executive MBA from ESSEC Business School.

Olivier is French and speaks English & French.