Radisson Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Ramsay Rankoussi as the new head of development for Africa and Daniel Trappler as senior director, development for the Sub-Sahara.
Radisson Hotel Group is one of the largest hotel groups in Africa with almost 100 hotels in operation and under development, and with the ambition to grow its presence across the continent to over 150 hotels by 2025.
Based in Dubai, Rankoussi has been with the company for more than six years and now leads Radisson Hotel Group’s growth in Africa.
Asked about this new vision, Elie Younes, Chief Development Officer for the group says: “Africa has always been at the forefront of our growth journey and we have recently adopted a new tailored strategy across the continent, reflecting the needs of the market and also underlining our ambitions to accelerate our presence in all key cities. I am very pleased with Ramsay’s new role overseeing our development in Africa. Over the last six years, Ramsay has proven to be a key asset to our development team, and with the appointment of Daniel, we become increasingly relevant to our owners and investment partners. We look forward to developing our presence even further and contributing to the local community through job creation and additional positive knock-on effects of investment.”
The targeted territories where the group is focused on growing its presence include the Maghreb, West Africa with Senegal and Ivory Coast, Central Africa with Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, East Africa with Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, and finally, specific countries within the Southern African Development Community such as Angola, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia.