Speaker Profile

René Beil

Managing Director
Beaufort Global Partners & President, HAMA MEA

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BEAUFORT GLOBAL PARTNERS is a leading investment, development and asset management firm, with focus in hospitality real estate for hotels, resorts, commercial, residential, infrastructure, master development, mixed-use and governmental initiatives. Founded in Dubai, UAE it has over the many years established relationships of trust at the highest levels of government as well as private and public sector enterprise for the execution of global mandates on results-oriented delivery

René Beil, Managing Director of Beaufort Global Partners, brings a seasoned history in hospitality management, operations, finance, investments, asset management and business development to the group. Accompanied by a comprehensive network of personal and private relationships at senior principal levels in Government, Commerce and Finance. He has led business development and growth initiatives on multiple continents as prime driver of investments, asset management, and new business development for Sovereign Wealth Funds, Government, Public & Private Companies, Royal Families, Ultra High Net-Worth Individuals, Family Offices as well as Head of States. Beil is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and proficient in Spanish.

Beil is of German nationality, was born in Singapore and raised in South East Asia, Bali, Manila and Hong Kong, He spent his adolescence in Europe, The Hague, Geneva, Brussels and Paris where he pursued a successful hotel career with InterContinental Hotels and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.  Subsequently, he ventured to Boston in the United States of America, in the pursuit of academic achievements. From Boston University, Beil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, complemented by a Minor in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics. He is today an active member of the Advisory Board to Boston University School of Hospitality and that of Metropolitan College.

In his past appointment as Vice President Asset Management of Dubai Investment Group, Beil’s responsibilities included the asset management of the international hotel and real estate asset portfolio of Dubai Holding, which included iconic assets such as the Burj Al Arab, Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts portfolio and additional international real estate assets. In addition, he was mandated to seek investments, develop & grow markets in Latin America and cultivate business relationships between both continents of the Middle East and Latin America. 

Beil has been elected President and is one of the founding members of HAMA MEA, the Middle East & Africa chapter of the most reputable global non-profit association, Hospitality Asset Managers Association, which has the aim to bring professional & international business standards as well as excellence in best practices to hospitality asset management within the region. HAMA MEA’s mission is the enhancement of hospitality asset managers through education, advancement of the profession, and serving as the collective industry voice of hospitality ownership.