Chief Executive Officer
RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Alison has over 25 years of experience working with the hospitality industry; Extensively travelled, she has worked in over 30 countries covering Europe, United States and Middle East/Africa. Alison comes from a strong financial background, with a BSc in Economics and an ACA Chartered Accountancy Qualification. She started her career with Andersen in the UK and US, moving to PwC in 2001.
Alison moved to the Middle East in 2012 from PwC London to help establish and develop PwC’s Middle East Hospitality and Leisure practice into a leader in its field.
Alison joined RAK Hospitality Holding in 2016 as CFO overseeing the Group’s Finance and Treasury functions.
In 2019 Alison was promoted to CEO responsible for the Group’s established businesses covering Hotel ownership, Hospitality Logistics, and Asset Management and Advisory Services, as well as the newly formed RAK Leisure subsidiary with a focus on developing F&B and Leisure activities across Ras Al Khaimah, and in particular on Jebel Jais Mountain.
See Alison Grinnell speak in the following sessions: