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2014 Speakers

Muhammad Al-Amir

Founder and Managing Director, Riyada international Hotels & Resorts Co.

Mohamed Najia

Secretary General, Kuwait Hotel Owners Association

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President Development - Middle East, Hilton Worldwide

Abdellah Essonni

CEO, ABJAR Hotels International LLC

Margreet Papamichael

Director, AECOM Economics

Amine Moukarzel

President, Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA

Olivier Granet

Director of Development Middle East, ACCOR

Anita Mendiratta

Founder & Managing Director, CACHET Consulting

Paul Griffiths

Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Airports

Geoffrey Lipman

President & Managing Director, ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners

Jean-Jacques Dessors

Chief Executive Officer Mediterranean, Middle-East and Africa , ACCOR

Oliver Ebner

Executive Director at Project & Specialised Finance, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD)

Norman Forsyth

Regional Director, Design & Engineering, MEA, InterContinental Hotels Group Asia Middle East and Africa (IHG)

Filippo Sona

Director | Head of Hotels  (MENA Region), Colliers International

Alain Debare

Chief Executive Officer, Action Hotels Co.

Piers Brown

CEO, Boutique Hotel Media

Dr Salah Al-Bukayyet

Deputy Secretary General - Investments, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities

Tim Kiltscher

Executive Director Asset Management, Seven Tides

Samih Sawiris

Chairman, Orascom Development Holding AG

Greg Perry

Asset Manager, IFA Hotel Investments

Saahil Lalit

Associate Manager Hotels, MENA Region, Colliers International

Lo’ai  Bataineh

DGM, Investment & Development, Head of Investment Management Group, Oman Arab Bank SAOC

Andrew Briganti

Analyst, Meed Insight

Christopher R.J. Knable

Chief Operating Officer, Katara Hospitality

Ashley Scott

Principal, EMEA Leader for Leisure + Culture, AECOM

Gert F. Kopera

Senior Vice President RnB, Jumeirah Group

H.E. Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi

Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer, JA Resorts and Hotels

Rutger Smits

CEO, Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company

HH Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum

Executive Chairman, SHUAA Capital and the Chairman of Dubai International Holding Company

Amro Attia Gomaa

Investments Principal, Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cineama (HOTAC)

Martin Ostermann

Director of Development, Melia Hotels

Costas Verginis

Senior Director of Lodging Development, Marriott International Inc. & Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC

Alexandre Sogno

President, Hospitality Asset Managers Association Asia Pacific (HAMA AP).

Nick van Marken

Global Head – Hospitality, Deloitte LLP

Dr Martin Berlin

PwC Partner , PricewaterhouseCoopers

Adrian Jossa

Co-Founder & Owner, Muse Hotels de Luxe

Henning Fries

Managing Director – Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group

René Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz

President & Managing Director, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA)

Pascal Gauvin

Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Kabir Mulchandani

Group CEO, SKAI Holdings

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, SHARACO

Animesh Pandey

Senior Manager Commercial Development, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

Khalid Anib

Managing Director - Hotels Division, Al Hokair Group

Edmund O’Sullivan

Chairman, MEED

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

Bani Haddad

Regional Vice President – Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Paul Lonergan

Vice President Asset Management Hotels, Jumeirah Group

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, King Abdullah Economic City

Mark Martinovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hotel Spec

Bernhard Bohnenberger

President, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Andrew Sangster

Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Simon Coombs

President & CEO, Shaza Hotels

Jim Palmer

Funding Advisor, IFA Hotel Investments

Mark Wynne-Smith

Global Chief Executive Officer – Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Gerald Lawless

President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group

Paul Macpherson

President & Managing Director, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants International

Alex Kyriakidis

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

Selim El Zein

Head of Hotel Asset Management, MENA, Colliers International MENA Region

HE Helal Almarri

Director General, DTCM

Amir Lababedi

Associate Director, HVS Dubai

Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture, AECOM

Russel Sharpe

Chief Operating Officer, Citymax Hotels - Landmark Group

Amr Abdel Ghaffar

Regional Director - Middle East, UNWTO

Aqeel Raees

Chief Executive Officer & Director, Gulf Hotels Group

Khaldoun Rashid Tabari

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Drake & Scull

Ziad El Chaar

Managing Director, DAMAC Holding Co. LLC

Michael Glennie

President & Chief Operating Officer, FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Taras Ettl

Vice President Development - Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 

Neil George

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development Middle East & Africa, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Chairman, Al Habtoor Group

Khatija Haque

Head of MENA Research, Emirates NBD

Christopher Flinos

Managing Director, CH Stirling

Fergal Harris

Head of Commercial Real Estate, MENA, Standard Chartered

Peter Greenberg

Travel Editor, CBS News

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director, HVS Dubai

Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan

Immediate Past President, Maldives

Simon Hage

Associate Vice-President, Interior Design and Procurement, Design & Construction Department, Kingdom Hotel Investments

Andrew Clough

Senior Vice President Development Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide

Bob Puccini

Chief Executive Officer, Bob Puccini Group

Bernard Forster

Director - Asset Management (Hospitality & Real Estate), Rani Investment

Abdulla Bin Sulayem

Chief Executive Officer, Seven Tides & Asteco

Yousuf Lootah

Executive Director Tourism Development & Investments , Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM)

Adel Jemah

Vice President, Hill International Inc.

Christoph Härle

Chief Executive Officer, Europe - Hotels & Hospitality Group, JLL

Chiheb Ben-Mahmoud

Executive Vice President- Head of Hotels & Hospitality, Middle East & Africa, JLL

Nenad Pacek

Co-Founder, CEEMEA Business Group, President, Global Success Advisors

Susan Harmsworth

Chief Executive Officer, ESPA

Gordon Campbell Gray

Chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels

Nicolas Mayer

Partner & Industry Leader - Lodging & Tourism Clients Group, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Tariq Hameed

Managing Director, Capitas Group International Limited

Rui M. Barros

SVP & Managing Director Europe, Middle East & Africa, Wyndham Hotel Group

Ron Hilvert

Founder and Managing Director, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management

Mary Gostelow

, Gostelow Report

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Executive Officer, Group Operations, Jumeirah Group

Kees Hartzuiker

CEO, Roya International

Abraham Muthogo-Kamau

Head of Credit, Tourism Finance Corporation

Joe Sita

CEO, IFA Hotel Investments

AHIC Alumni Club

Welcome to the AHIC Alumni Club



A new initiative launched at AHIC 2012 to provide year around value for our loyal attendees

What is the AHIC Alumni Club? It is a way of recognising and thanking all the members of the AHIC community who have attended consistently over the years

What are the benefits? Year around access to the online networking system, invitations to networking events and AHIC Regional Briefings, preferential rates for attending AHIC

What are AHIC Regional Briefings? Invitation only, networking events to bring together the local investment community, providing an intelligence update on the local hotel market for investors, please note only Alumni who have attended consecutively over the last three years will receive access to all of the networking events.  Alumni will be notified of invitations to upcoming events via email. 

If you have not yet received a welcome email to the AHIC Alumni Club and you think you qualify please email me or call me on +971 50 465 5269