Speaker Profile

Maha Abayazid

Director of Investor Relations, Middle East & Africa
Kempinski Hotels

Maha has played an important role in the growth of Kempinski Hotels’ portfolio in the Middle East and Africa region. She joined the group in 2008 to support the regional President and was promoted to Development Manager in 2011 where she continued to work on large scale development opportunities and projects.

Throughout this time, her strong networking and interpersonal skills allowed her to build exceptional relationships with key decision makers and owners in the region.

The combination of Maha’s personality, the insight gained from her long-term experience working for the company, and the competencies she has acquired whilst working in the Development department have led to her promotion in 2014 to Director, in charge of Investor Relations.

The specialized role of Investor Relations is to generate project leads by managing the group’s network of investors, owners and developers, creating development opportunities by linking investors with suitable projects, aligning business objectives between the parties, and ensuring that opportunities get converted into qualified leads.