Arabian Hospitality
Investment Conference

Part of FHS

25-27 September | Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Speaker profile

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer is responsible for Hilton’s portfolio of hotels in Middle East, Africa & Turkey. Across this dynamic region, Hilton has more than 170 hotels across eight market-leading brands and is rapidly growing with more than 170 hotels in its pipeline. In his first year in the region, he was ranked #2 in the 2020 Hotelier Middle East Power 50, the annual ranking of the industry’s most influential figures.


Prior to his current position, which he assumed in January 2020, Jochem-Jan spent three years as Hilton’s Senior Vice President Operations, Continental Europe. In the role, he oversaw operations in multiple markets from Russia to Iceland and the Iberian Peninsula.

Having joined Hilton as Chief Steward at Hilton Amsterdam in 1990, he has subsequently held multiple positions across Europe over the past 30 years. As well as a number of General Manager positions in countries including Germany, France, Greece and Belgium, he previously led Hilton’s Northern and Central Europe region.

Jochem-Jan graduated from high school in Huizen, the Netherlands, before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management (1990) and has subsequently attained an EMBA degree in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership (2014).


Dutch, English and French.


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