Speaker Profile

Michael Cooper

Vice President Development West Africa

Michael is an international development specialist with expertise in identifying and developing global markets. He has set up profitable investment and joint venture companies throughout the world with experience in the hotel service sector, consumer goods, and the textile industry. A marketing strategist with expertise in trademarks, licenses and royalty agreements and a practiced public speaker, regularly giving presentations and lectures to international audiences.

A member of the Hilton Europe, Middle East & Africa development team responsible for developing a growth strategy to take full advantage of expansion opportunities across the African continent. Since January 2013 has helped develop a strategy for portfolio expansion coupled with specific development targets in identified major markets within the region currently concentrating on major market development across West Africa and Ethiopia.