Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Speaker profile

François Kassab

Managing Director - Middle East & Africa, Meliá Hotels International

François Kassab has been recently appointed as the Managing Director leading the region of Middle East & Africa for Melia Hotels International. Bringing over 20 years of leadership experience, Kassab is playing an instrumental strategic role in driving the regional positioning in line with the company’s overall expansion plan.

Prior to his current position, Kassab successfully occupied the role of Chief Operating Officer of Millennium and Copthorne Hotels Middle East & Africa heading the evolvement of its commercial and operational strategy.

Kassab founded his thriving career path through a wide range of industries and across different continents, before relocating to the Middle East region joining InterContinental Hotels Group in 2006. François Kassab completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Marketing from Lycee Hôtelier De Saint – Quentin En Yvelines in Paris, France. He furthered his education when he received his Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management in 1998 from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France.