Managing Director, STR
Robin Rossmann is Managing Director of STR, leading its operations across the Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Central and South America regions. Robin is focused on continuing to improve the way STR provides the hotel industry with robust and insightful performance benchmarking that enables stakeholders to make better decisions. Prior to STR, Robin was a Senior Director in Deloitte’s Global Hospitality Advisory Team in London. During his 13 years with Deloitte, he advised leading hotel brands, operators, investors and lenders in most major global markets. His wide range of experience includes advising on hotel strategy, business planning, investment appraisal, market reviews, financial and commercial due diligence, IPOs, debt advisory, valuation, financial assurance, controls improvement and risk management.
Director of Business Development, STR
Talal Yousif is a Director at HVS Dubai where he delivers on its consultancy services and heads up its Business Development activities. Over the last 15 years, Talal has built extensive hotel management experience with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts across the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, consulting experience with HVS, and hotel development with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Talal worked on various types of single/portfolio assets conducting valuations and feasibility studies across the Middle East including large-scale mixed-use developments projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Talal holds an MBA from IMD Business School and a BSc from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland). He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.