Damien has worked in the hotel industry for the last 19 years, starting his career in operations with Starwood and Marriott in Europe, moving on to a development role in Mexico.
Before relocating to the Middle East, he worked for Yellowstone Club, a US based ultra-high net worth destination club, as General Manager.
In Dubai, Damien worked as a hospitality consultant with an edge in F&B before working for Meraas, helping them to create their F&B portfolio and bringing brands to Dubai.
Damien oversees the Hospitality Asset Management Function for Colliers International MENA office in Dubai. In his role, he performs strategic asset reviews, develops asset plans and helps owners set up their in-house asset management capabilities.
Damien holds a MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor degree from the Lausanne Hotel School.
See Damien Rizzi speak in the following sessions: