Founder and CEO
Jalil Mekouar is the Founder & CEO of inHovate (www.inHovate.com) – the hospitality industry’s first and only Intelligent Business Transformation System that empowers operators, owners/investors and their advisors/asset managers to realize transformative results & maximize asset value.
A visionary global leader and entrepreneur, Jalil Mekouar has 30 years of international investment, finance, operations and asset management leadership experience in hospitality, real estate, wellness, and technology. His career spans over 35 countries in 6 continents with the world’s largest hotel operators, investors, developers, advisors and asset managers, in senior roles such as CEO, President, COO, MD, etc.
In addition to excellence in hospitality and technology, Jalil Mekouar is also passionate about wellness and sustainability. He sits on various Advisory Boards including Delos - a New York based global wellness, real estate and technology pioneer - alongside Deepak Chopra, Leonardo DiCaprio and other inspiring celebrities and illustrious thought leaders who have a major influence on the sustainability and well-being of our planet and its inhabitants (https://delos.com/company/people).
As a respected thought leader and a trusted hospitality, real estate and wellness advisor to a variety of investors, developers and operators, he has developed a vast global network of relationships, successfully established partnerships, businesses and JVs internationally, and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences around the world.
In addition to his MBA from Cornell University and his various certifications in Artificial Intelligence for Business from MIT, Fund & Asset Management, Real Estate Finance, Board Director Certification for Public Listed Companies, etc., Jalil Mekouar is also a member of Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and other reputed international professional associations.