Vice President, Development – Middle East, Turkey & French Speaking Africa, Radisson Hotel Group
Based in Dubai, Ramsay looks after the Group’s strategic growth across the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa and recently expanded his leadership into French Speaking Africa, demonstrating a focus and commitment for Radisson across the African Continent. Ramsay reports directly to the Chief Development Officer.
Tasked with increasing the Group’s regional hotel portfolio and footprint, Ramsay is an expert deal-maker, leading transactions from sourcing through to execution.
He is proficient 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.
Ramsay previously led the investment arm of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, one of the Middle East’s fastest-growing hotel groups. During this time, he helped take the company to a top 10 ranking in the Middle East region.
A Belgian national, Ramsay is fluent in multiple languages and with a multi-cultural background. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA specialized in Hotel Real Estate Finance and Asset Management from the ESSEC Business School (IMHI) in Paris.