Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019

AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

AHIC Advisory Board

Our annual Advisory Board meeting is an essential component of the programming for AHIC, and we are very grateful for the input of all members. Every year, the discussion is different and this debate was dominated by a clear focus on the costs of development versus the reality of returns. There was a thirst for knowledge around issues such as risk adjustment and returns, supply and security, facilitation of foreign investment, ownership models and even exit strategies for distressed assets.

Dr Badr Al Badr photo

Dr Badr Al Badr

Dr Badr Al Badr

Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

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Khalid Anib photo

Khalid Anib

Khalid Anib

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC

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Rene Beil photo

Rene Beil

Rene Beil

Managing Director, Beaufort Global Partners LLC

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Michael Byron photo

Michael Byron

Michael Byron

Resident Director - UAE, SSH

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Catalin Cighi photo

Catalin Cighi

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation 

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Oliver Ebner photo

Oliver Ebner

Oliver Ebner

Executive Director - Institutional Banking Group, First Abu Dhabi Bank

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Mariano Faz photo

Mariano Faz

Mariano Faz

Head of Asset Management, The First Group

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Rabih Feghali photo

Rabih Feghali

Rabih Feghali

Vice President - Business Development & Investor Relations, Ròya International

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Ziad Khoury photo

Ziad Khoury

Ziad Khoury

Chief Operating Officer, Abjar Hotels International LLC

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Haitham Mattar  photo

Haitham Mattar 

Haitham Mattar 

Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority 

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Jalil Mekouar photo

Jalil Mekouar

Jalil Mekouar

Chief Executive Officer, Hotels, Majid Al Futtaim - Properties

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George Saad photo

George Saad

George Saad

Sales & Marketing Director, Al Marjan Island

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Gaurav Sinha photo

Gaurav Sinha

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO, Insignia

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Filippo Sona photo

Filippo Sona

Filippo Sona

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

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Richard Thompson photo

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Editorial Director, MEED

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Norman Vaz photo

Norman Vaz

Norman Vaz

Head of Operations , wasl Hospitality & Leisure

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Jonathan Worsley photo

Jonathan Worsley

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman and Founder, Bench Events

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Cyril Lincoln photo

Cyril Lincoln

Cyril Lincoln

Head of Real Estate Finance, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

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Simon Wright photo

Simon Wright

Simon Wright

Managing Director, TGP International

Louis Abboud,  photo

Louis Abboud,

Louis Abboud,

Vice President Development Middle East, AccorHotels

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Gasem Al Maimani photo

Gasem Al Maimani

Gasem Al Maimani

CEO, Taiba Holding Company

Jad Shamseddin photo

Jad Shamseddin

Jad Shamseddin

Group Director of operations, Al Hokair Group

Selim El Zein photo

Selim El Zein

Selim El Zein

Vice President – Hospitality, Deyaar Development

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Carlos Khneisser photo

Carlos Khneisser

Carlos Khneisser

Vice President of Development, Hilton Worldwide

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Gerald Lawless photo

Gerald Lawless

Gerald Lawless

Chairman, World Travel & Tourism Council; Chairman, Irish Business Network; Honorary President, Jumeirah Group

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Alison Grinnell photo

Alison Grinnell

Alison Grinnell

Chief Financial Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC

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Dr Martin Berlin photo

Dr Martin Berlin

Dr Martin Berlin

Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

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Tea Ros photo

Tea Ros

Tea Ros

Founder & Managing Director of Strategic Hotel Consulting

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Abdullah Al Abdouli photo

Abdullah Al Abdouli

Abdullah Al Abdouli

Managing Director, Al Marjan Island

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Shaji Thomas photo

Shaji Thomas

Shaji Thomas

Executive Director, Destination Tourism Development, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

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