10 Nov Erwan Garnier
Based in Lisbon, Erwan looks after the Group’s strategic growth across West and Central Africa. He has sourced, negotiated and signed over 20 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments projects across 12 countries, establishing the Group’s presence in 7 new markets. Tasked with increasing the Group’s regional hotel portfolio, Erwan is an expert hospitality developer and deal-maker in the African market. A seasoned executive, his experience includes all aspects of hotel development from sourcing to execution, including in legal contract negotiations, due diligence and financial analysis. He oversees the underwriting, strategic planning, investment analysis and asset management activities for all type of deal structuring, including conversions and take overs, financial commitments, franchise and straight management agreements. Previously, Erwan’s hospitality experience includes the launch and management of his own consulting firm, Mise en Place, out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also worked with Hilton Worldwide as a Director Brand Performance Support in London, UK and as General Manager with Accor in San Francisco, USA and French Polynesia, Asia. French National, Erwan is also fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Erwan has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Hotel Management School of Paris and an MBA in International Hospitality Management, AACSB-EQUIS accredited majoring in Corporate Finance and Development from Cornell University and ESSEC Group – IMHI.