Speaker Profile

Paul Ansah

Vice President - Development, Middle East & Africa
Marriott International

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Paul C. Ansah is Vice President of International Hotel Development, responsible for development of all Marriott brands in Africa.  Paul is also Group Development Director for Protea Hotels based in South Africa.  
Paul began his career with Marriott in Development Finance, where he was responsible for complex financial analysis and due diligence on Development and Asset Management deals across the world.  Paul then joined Marriott’s Mixed-Use Development group, where he led the company’s branded residential due diligence efforts and negotiated branded residential deals on behalf of Marriott and Ritz-Carlton.  Prior to entering the hospitality sector, Paul spent several years building mixed-use commercial real estate as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager in the United States.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Design) from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration degree (Finance and Real Estate) from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.