Radisson Hotel Group appoints Director Development to further drive its growth across the Middle East.
The appointment of Oussama El Kadiri as Director Development reinforces Radisson Hotel Group’s development and growth strategy in the Middle East and the ambition to double its portfolio by 2026.
Oussama will be a part of leading the expansion of the company’s presence throughout the Middle East region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia, where he will identify and evaluate business growth opportunities and build on the success of the Group’s five-year expansion and transformation plan.
Elie Milky, Vice President Development for the Middle East, Pakistan, Cyprus and Greece at Radisson Hotel Group, said, “Oussama has vast experience in the hospitality real estate sector. His knowledge of hotel transactions, established relationships with a strong investor base, and extensive understanding of the Middle East markets, particularly Saudi Arabia, make him a great asset to the team as we continue our ambitious growth and development plans in the region.”
Oussama has over a decade of experience in consulting with exposure to a variety of real estate markets including the Middle East, Africa, and Western Europe. Before joining Radisson Hotel Group, Oussama spent five years with JLL MENA hotels, hospitality, and valuation departments, with key responsibilities including hotel strategic consulting, valuation, and strategic advisory for some of the largest projects in the region. Prior to joining JLL in the Middle East, he covered a variety of valuation and advisory roles at CBRE in Paris, France with a wide exposure to Western European markets. Oussama holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Real Estate Management from ESTP Engineering, School, Paris, France.
‘I am pleased to join Radisson Hotel Group at this time when the company is rapidly growing its presence in the Middle East, and I am eager to deliver the development strategy for this dynamic region. My focus will be on -ongoing relationship management with existing and potential owners, and to support the expansion of the company’s presence throughout the region.” commented Oussama El Kadiri, Director Development for the Middle East at Radisson Hotel Group.