Speaker Profile

Steven Daines

CEO HotelServices Africa and Middle East & CEO New Businesses

Aged 48, Steven is of both British and French nationalities. He is a graduate of the University of Geneva and holds an MBA in Hospitality Management from ESSEC.

Steven started his career with Accor in 1994. He joined the Group via Compagnie des Wagons-Lits where he held various operational positions in France and internationally between 1994 and 2005. He then switched to Accor's Hotel Operations and in 2008 he was appointed Managing Director for Accor’s economic brands in Latin America, based in Sao Paulo. In 2012, he was named Managing Director Ibis Budget and HotelF1 France.

Since April 2014, he was CEO Accor HotelServices for Northern Europe and Russia and member of the Accor Hotels Group Executive Committee.

On January 1st, 2017, he was appointed CEO Accor HotelServices Africa and Middle East and CEO New Businesses.