Africa Hotel Investment Forum

2-4 October 2018 – Radisson Blu Hotel, Upper Hill Nairobi, Kenya


2-4 October 2018 – Nairobi, Kenya

How we choose our speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African hotel investment market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty in 2018, please contact Sacha Serikoff

2018 Speakers

Hon. Najib Balala, EGH

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Government of Kenya

Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, Azalaï Hotels Group

Philippe Baretaud

CEO, Mantis Collection

Ignace Bauwens

Regional Vice President, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Ilaria Benucci

Investment Director, Equity Investments, CDC Group

Ewan Cameron

Director – Africa, Westmont Hospitality

Rahul Chaudhary

Executive Director, CG Corp Global

Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President - Development, Africa, Marriott International

Mike Collini

Vice President Development Sub-Saharan Africa, Hilton

Giles Davies

Founder, Conservation Capital

Karl de Lacy

International Development Director, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Mark Dunford

Head - East Africa, JLL

Hooman Ehsani

Director of New Developments - Greenhills Investment

Thomas Emanuel

Director of Business Development, STR

Réda Faceh

VP Development Northern & Western Africa, AccorHotels

Claire Fillatre

Senior Investment Officer, Proparco

Patrick Fitzgibbon

Senior Vice President Development, EMEA, Hilton

Erwan Garnier

Director, Business Development, Africa & Indian Ocean, Radisson Hotel Group

Leena Gehlot

Managing Director - Real Estate, Intex Construction Ltd

Federico J. González

President & CEO, Radisson Hotel Group

Dr. Max Graham

Founder & CEO, Space for Giants

Olivier Granet

Chief Executive Officer, AccorHotels Middle East and Africa

Cedric Guilleminot

Chief Executive Officer, Onomo Hotels

David Harper

Head of Property Services, Hotel Partners Africa

James Hogan

Executive Chairman, Knighthood Capital

Kim Irmler

Development Director Sub-Saharan Africa, AccorHotels

Stephan Jacob

Senior Underwriter and Lawyer, Munich RE

Alexis Janoray

Head of Development Africa & Indian Ocean, AccorHotels

Dickson Kaelo

Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association

Abraham Muthogo Kamau

Managing Director and Director, Business Origination, Miradi Capital

Simone Kuhn

Manager, Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Alex Kyriakidis

President & Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International

Nick Langford

Country Head - Kenya, Rendeavour

Panos Loupasis

Vice President Development – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Christopher Lund

Associate Director – Hospitality Consultancy Services, Colliers International MENA

Paul Mack

Executive Director, The Latitude Hotels Group

Shamil Manek

Executive Director, The Merwest Company

Andrew McLachlan

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, Radisson Hotel Group

Bernard Micallef

Senior Industry Specialist - Hotels, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Samantha Muna

Director of Development East Africa, Hilton

Tom Mundy

Head of Advisory, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

Njeri Mungai Ngaruiya

Investment Director, IFU

Christopher J. Nassetta

President & CEO, Hilton

Xander Nijnens

Executive Vice President, Hotels & Hospitality Group, Sub-Saharan Africa, JLL

Belinda Nwosu

Research Consultant, W Hospitality Group

David Nyamasvisva

Senior Business Development Executive, Euromonitor

Dhruv Pandit

CEO, Fedha Group

Amit Patel

Director, Coral Beach Club Limited

Lasse Ristolainen

Director - Development, Westmont Hospitality Group

Laurent Schatzmann

Director of Marketing & Development Africa & Middle-East, Swiss Education Group

Kaddu Sebunya

President, African Wildlife Foundation

Nimit Shah

Partner, Helios Investment Partners

Daniel Silke

Director, Political Futures Consultancy

Denis Sireyjol

Head of MAS, Proparco

Godfrey Tapela

Senior Investment Officer, IFC

Nick van Marken

Industry Executive

Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels (Diar Group)

Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Amos Wekesa

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes Safaris