Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

AHIC 2021 Speakers

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Prince Alwaleed Bin Nassir

President, Qoot

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Louis Abi Abboud

Vice President, Development Middle-East & Lifestyle Lead Middle East & Africa, Accor

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Karim Abdel-Latif

Investment Professional, Actis

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Joseph Abou Yaghi

Corporate Vice President Human Resources, Rotana

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Adeeb Ahamed

Managing Director, Twenty14 Holdings

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Hassan Ahdab

President of Hotels Operations, Dur Hospitality

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Yousif Al Eid

Managing Director Saudi Arabia, Ròya International

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Fardan Al Fardan

Senior Executive Officer, Embassy Capital Limited

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Saleh Bin Habdan Alhabdan

Chief Executive Officer, Taiba Investments Company

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Amr AlMadani

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU)

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Ibrahim N. Al-Zu’bi

Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim-Holding

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Ian Arnott

Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Company

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Aboudi Asali

Senior Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality MEA, JLL

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James Asquith

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Holiday Swap

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Emma Banks

Vice President, F&B Strategy and Development EMEA, Hilton

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Imad Barrakad

Chairman & CEO, Moroccan Agency for Tourism Development (SMIT)

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Sébastien Bazin

Chairman & CEO, Accor

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René Beil

President, HAMA MEA

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Lynne Bellinger

Director of Food & Beverage Development, Marriott International

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Dr. Martin Berlin

Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

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Marcus Bernhardt

CEO, Steigenberger Hotels AG/ Deutsche Hospitality

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Jerome Briet

Chief Development Officer - Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

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Farhan Charaniya

Director, CHIC

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Rahul Chaudhary

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings

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Puneet Chhatwal

Chief Executive Officer, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

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Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

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Tim Cordon

Senior Area Vice President Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

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Maja Dimnik

Founder & CEO, World of Glamping

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Philippe Doizelet

Director, Hotels and Real Estate, Voltere by Egis

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Amr El Nady

Head of Hotels & Hospitality MEA and EVP, Global Hotels Desk, JLL

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Tareq El Zayat, LLM, BSc

Managing Director & Corporate Counsel, OBMI

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Thomas Emanuel

Director, STR

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Ifeoma Ezeokafor

Principal Investment Officer & Regional Sector Lead - Tourism, Retail & Property Investments Africa, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Hamza Farooqui

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Millat Investments

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Norman Fon Sing

Head of Corporate and Domestic Banking, SBM Bank Mauritius

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Luca Franco

Founder & CEO, Luxury Frontiers

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Fady Ghanem

Head, Hotels & Leisure Sector Group, Al Tamimi

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Wayne Godwin

Senior Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

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Federico J. González

Global Chief Executive Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

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Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Alison Grinnell

Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

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Michael Grove

Chief Operating Officer, HotStats

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Bani Haddad

Founder & Managing Director, Aleph Hospitality

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Olivier Harnisch

Head of Hospitality, Public Investment Fund

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Walid Harouni

Chief Operating Officer, Ròya International

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Noelle Homsy

Experiential Lodging Specialist

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Inge Huijbrechts

Global Senior Vice President Sustainability, Security and Corporate Communications, Radisson Hotel Group

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Andrew Humphries

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality

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Guy Hutchinson

President & Chief Executive Officer, Rotana

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Jerry Inzerillo

CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority

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Zahra Jivraj

Co-Founder, Toggle Market

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Issam AbdulRahim Kazim

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM)

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David Keen

Co-Founder, Kube Ventures

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Kashif Khalid

Regional Director - Africa & Middle East, IATA

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Carlos Khneisser

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton

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Aradhana Khowala

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Aptamind Partners

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Mark Kirby

Head of Hospitality, Emaar Hospitality Group

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Philipp Klohr

Vice President - UAE Diversified Assets, Mubadala

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Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

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Lourie Kruger

Head of Transactions, Africa and Middle East, Westmont Hospitality Group

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Theodor Kubak

Managing Partner, Arbireo Capital & Value One Hospitality

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Salvatore Lavallo

Head of Foreign Direct Investment, Abu Dhabi Investment Office

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Michael Levie

Co-Founder, Kube Ventures & CitizenM

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Cyril Lincoln

Head - Real Estate, Investment Banking Group, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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Victoria Loomes

Head of Premium Content, TrendWatching

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Christopher Lund

Director, Head of Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers

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Naim Maadad

Board Member, Dubai Restaurant Group, Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

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Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

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Kenneth Macpherson

Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa, IHG

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Jocelyne Mangham

Senior Project Manager, Compass Project Consulting

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Gloria Guevara Manzo

Chief Special Advisor, Ministry of Tourism - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Alexis Marcoux-Varvatsoulis

Foodservice Consulting Lead, MEA, JLL

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Carlos Martin-Rios, PHD

Associate Professor of Management, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

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Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner Global Head of Franchise Group, Managing Director, Dentons Franchise Consulting

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Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG

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Nicolas Mayer

Industry Leader Hospitality and Tourism EMEA; Managing Partner Global Center of Excellence Tourism & Hospitality, PwC

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Andrew McEvoy

Head of the Tourism Sector, NEOM

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Jalil Mekouar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, inHovate Solutions

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Anita Mendiratta

Special Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO

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Christian Merieau

Managing Director / Partner, MMAC Design Associates

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Chris Miller

Founder, White Rabbit Fund

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Kathryn Moore

Founder & Managing Director, Spa Connectors & Hall of Wellness Awards

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Amine Moukarzel

President, Louvre Hotels Group/Golden Tulip MENA

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Rami Moukarzel

Vice President Development & Acquisitions, Middle East & North Africa, Louvre Hotels Group

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Chris Nader

Experiential Lodging Specialist

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Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President and Executive Board Member, HAMA MEA

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Wolfgang M. Neumann

Chairman, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

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John Pagano

Chief Executive Officer, The Red Sea Development Company and AMAALA

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Tim Peck

Chairman, OBMI

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Olivier Petit

Partner, In Extenso Tourisme, Culture & Hôtellerie

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Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Managing Director Middle East, Bench

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Brune Poirson

Chief Sustainability Officer, Accor

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Zain Qureshi

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate Finance & Advisory, Mashreq

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Saurabh Rai

Global Brand Operations & Business Development, Beyond Green

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Ahmed Ramdan

Group CEO, Ròya International

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Ramsay Rankoussi

Vice President, Development, Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group

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Robin Rossmann

Managing Director, STR

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Robin Rowland OBE

Operating Partner, TriSpan

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Fuad Sajdi

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Toggle Market

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Dana Salbak

Director, Head of Research, MENA, JLL

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Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Hotels and Development

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Hamid Sidine

Chief Operating Officer MEA, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

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José Silva

Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

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Jochem-Jan Sleiffer

President Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton

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Didier Souillat

CEO, Time Out Market

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Muhammad Ali Syed

CEO, Mingora

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Khaled Talhouni

Managing Partner, Nuwa Capital

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Pat Thaker

Editorial and Regional Director, MEA, The Economist Intelligence Unit

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Morgan Tuckness

LEED-AP Design & Architecture, NEOM Hotel Development

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Eric Ullmann

Principal, OBMI

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Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

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Simon Vincent

President EMEA & Executive Vice President, Hilton

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Sandeep Walia

Chief Operating Officer Middle East, Marriott International

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Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench

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Mark Willis

Chief Executive Officer, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Accor

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Georgina Woollams

Founder & Managing Director, Katch International

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Jonathan Worsley

Chairman & CEO, Bench