Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

2021 AHIC Advisory Board

As we prepare for one of the most significant editions of AHIC, we are looking forward to catching up with our advisory board members at the annual advisory board meeting on 17 May 2021, hosted by The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai.

Representing the hospitality investment community's elite in the Middle East & Africa region, the members will share their insights and experiences, helping shape the topics and themes of utmost importance for the industry to rise together at AHIC in September.

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Louis Abi Abboud

Vice President, Development Middle-East & Lifestyle Lead Middle East & Africa, Accor

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Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder, Whissle

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Hassan Ahdab

President of Hotels Operations, Dur Hospitality

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Muhammad Al Amir

CEO, AIMS Hospitality

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Hammad AlBalawi

General Manager of Tourism Investment, Ministry of Tourism

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Majed AlGhanim

Managing Director of Tourism and Quality of Life Sector, Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia

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Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

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Scott Antel

International Hospitality & Franchise Lawyer

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Tom Arnel

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bull & Roo Hospitality & Investments

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Mert Askin

President of Food & Beverage, Azadea Group

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Mohamed Awadalla

Chief Executive Officer, TIME Hotels

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Peter Backman

Principal, Peter Backman

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Mossadeck Bally

Chief Executive Officer, Azalaï Hotels Group

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Emma Banks

Vice President, F&B Strategy and Development EMEA, Hilton

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Mario C. Bauer

Co-Founder & CEO, Love & Food Restaurant Holding, Proud owner of Vapiano Brand

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René Beil

President, HAMA MEA

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Lynne Bellinger

Director of Food & Beverage Development, Marriott International

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Dr. Martin Berlin

Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

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Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises LLC

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Engr. Rawaf Ibrahim Bourisli

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, Action Hotels Company (AHC)

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Khalifa Bin Braik

Managing Director of Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

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Stefan Breg

Group Strategy Director, KEANE

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Michael Byron

Resident Director, UAE, SSH

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Paul Campbell

Founder, Hill Capital Partners

Ravi Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, The Coffee Club

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Farhan Charaniya

Director, CHIC

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Rahul Chaudhary

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, CG Corp Global & CG Hospitality Holdings

Karim Cheltout

Regional Vice President – Development, Africa, Marriott International

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Hala Matar Choufany

President-Middle East, Africa and South Asia, HVS

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Dan Clayton

Director, PPS Addison Hospitality

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Sami Daud

Managing Director, Daud Group

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Moutaz Duwaji

Director of Hospitality, Al Futtaim Group Real Estate

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Oliver Ebner

Executive Director - Institutional Banking Group, First Abu Dhabi Bank

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James Edmondson

Head of Development, Jumeirah Group

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Fay Economides

Executive Managing Director, M Management Company

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Amr El Nady

Head of Hotels & Hospitality MEA and EVP, Global Hotels Desk, JLL

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Selim El Zein

Vice President Hospitality, Deyaar Development PJSC

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Abdellah Essonni

Chief Hospitality Officer, Maad International Co.

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Yasha Estraikh

Associate Partner, Piper Private Equity

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Rabih Feghali

Hospitality Director, The Red Sea Development Company

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Norman Fon Sing

Head of Corporate and Domestic Banking, SBM Bank Mauritius

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Giuliano Gasparini

Senior Vice-President, Aldar Properties

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Olivier Granet

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Kasada Capital Management

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Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

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Alison Grinnell

Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

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Michael Grove

Chief Operating Officer, HotStats

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James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

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Samer Hamadeh

Creator, Akiba Dori

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Olivier Harnisch

Head of Hospitality, Public Investment Fund

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Walid Harouni

Chief Operating Officer, Ròya International

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Kees Hartzuiker

Chief Executive Officer, Ròya International

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Simon Hasdell

Vice President Asset management Hospitality, IFA Hotels & Resorts

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Ryan Hattingh

Partner, Atelier EPJ

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Olivier Hennion

Managing Director, IT Hospitality

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Troy Hickox

Head of Hotels & Lifestyle Development | Corporate Office, Galaxy Entertainment Group

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Andy Holman

CEO, Eathos Ltd

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Michael Ingemann

Partner & Chairman, THINK Hospitality

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Zahra Jivraj

Co-Founder, Toggle Market

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Christopher Jones

President Franchise & Concession, AmRest

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Zoltan Kali

Senior Vice President, Omran Hospitality

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Carlos Khneisser

Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton

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Mark Kirby

Head of Hospitality, Emaar Hospitality Group

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Marloes Knippenberg

Chief Executive Officer, Kerten Hospitality

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George Kunnappally

Managing Director, Nando's

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Cyril Lincoln

Head - Real Estate, Investment Banking Group, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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Naim Maadad

Board Member, Dubai Restaurant Group, Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality

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Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

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Haitham Mattar

Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG

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Harry McKinley

Writer, Editor and Hospitality Consultant

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Tara Marlow

Partner, Head of Real Estate, Hotels & Leisure, Al Tamimi & Company

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Jalil Mekouar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, inHovate Solutions

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Christian Merieau

Managing Director / Partner, MMAC Design Associates

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Bernard Micallef

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

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Elie Milky

Vice President Development, Radisson Hotel Group

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Ian Millar

Manager of Inst. of Business Creativity & Senior Lecturer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

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Chris Miller

Founder, White Rabbit Fund

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Federico Minucci

Development Director Consulting, Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Middle East, Voltere by Egis

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Andrew Morrow

Director of Operations, The Firmament

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Amine Moukarzel

President, Louvre Hotels Group/Golden Tulip MENA

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Chris Nader

Experiential Lodging Specialist

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Amit Nayak, CHA

Vice President and Executive Board Member, HAMA MEA

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Chris Newman

Executive Director Hotel Development, NEOM

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Aaron Noveshen

President and Founder, The Culinary Edge

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Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO, KRUSH Brands

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Dupe Olusola

CEO, Transcorp Hotels

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Dhruv Pandit

Chief Executive Officer, Fedha Group

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Amit Patel

Director, Coral Beach Club Limited

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Raki Phillips

CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

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Zain Qureshi

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate Finance & Advisory, Mashreq

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Heleri Rande

Hospitality Strategist, Writer, Speaker, Presenter, Supper Magazine

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Tyrone Reid

Chief Executive Officer, Alabbar Enterprises

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Tea Ros

Founder & Managing Director, Strategic Hotel Consulting

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Jay Rosen

Chief Financial Officer, The Red Sea Development Company

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Robin Rowland OBE

Operating Partner, TriSpan

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Rohit Sachdev

Chief Executive Officer, Soho Hospitality

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Mark Saint-Julien

Chief Executive Officer, MANGALIS HOTEL GROUP (MHG)

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Fuad Sajdi

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Toggle Market

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Sven Sallaerts

Co-Founder, Younique Concepts

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Alain Sebah

CEO, Golden Tulip Afrique Francophone & East Africa

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Jad Shamseddin

Chief Hospitality Officer, Ajlan & Bros Holding Group

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Martin Sherwood

Senior Development Director, Kin Capital

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Natasha Sideris

Managing Executive, Founder and Creative Director, tashas

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Hamid Sidine

Chief Operating Officer MEA, Millennium Hotels & Resorts

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Ron Simpson

Founder, The Avocado Show

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David Singleton

Partner, Socius Group

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Luke Somerville

Director, Compass Project Consulting

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David Grant Thomson

Vice President, TFG Hotel Management Company, The First Group

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Stasha Toncev

Chief Soulkitchen Officer, 21grams | Urban Balkan Bistro

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Nick van Marken

Managing Director, van Marken Limited

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Jameel Verjee

Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels (Diar Group)

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Trevor Ward

Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

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Amos Wekesa

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes Safaris Ltd.

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Samantha Wood

Publisher, Editor & Consultant, FooDiva

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Georgina Woollams

Founder & Managing Director, Katch International

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Philip Wooller

Area Director - Middle East and Africa, STR

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James Wrenn

Associate Director | Hotels | MENA Region, Colliers International

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Cristina Zegrea

Managing Director, QUESTTIO, Board of Directors, HAMA MEA