Vice President Business Development Middle East & Africa
The Rezidor Hotel Group
In his current role, Elie is responsible for driving expansion opportunities in accordance with the group’s growth strategy across the Middle East and parts of Africa, which remains an area of focus for each of the core brands: Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson RED and the Quorvus Collection.
Elie’s strengths lie in his ability to forge strong relationships with existing partners and local owners as well as developing new associations. He is adept at assessing market conditions and gathering intelligence, turning opportunities into business.
A Lebanese/Gambian national, Elie has a BA in Hospitality Management & Tourism and an MBA in International Hospitality Management specialising in Hotel Real Estate and Finance from the renowned IMHI – ESSEC Business School in Paris.
Prior to joining The Rezidor Hotel Group in 2010, Elie was part of the HVS team based in London and in Dubai where his focus was on conducting feasibility studies, valuations, ROI analyses and strategic advice across Europe the Middle East and Africa. He has also co-authored articles on a number of hospitality markets including Libya, Qatar and Lebanon.