Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

21-22 September 2020 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

Speaker profile

Mark Willis

CEO Middle East and Africa
Accor

Mark Willis holds an MBA in International Business from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and hascompleted a number of senior management programs at Cornell University, New York.

Previous to his appointment, he was the President for the Asia region with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, a
very dynamic area with a robust expansion strategy to open 30 properties by 2020.

With a career spanning over 30 years with leading hospitality companies, including IHG and Sun
International, a large portion of his professional life was spent with the Radisson Hotel Group (formerly
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group), where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice
President Middle East, Africa & Turkey. It was in this role that Mark oversaw all brands within a portfolio
of 85 hotels with over 80 hotels in the development pipeline.

Marks brings with him a wealth of operational experience alongside an intuitive knowledge of the Middle
East and Africa, a region that he has worked in for over 12 years.

He joined the Group Executive Committee in September 2018, when the Group finalized the acquisition of
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.