05 May Erwan Garnier
Based in Cape Town, Erwan looks after the Group’s strategic growth across 25 countries in French and Portuguese Speaking Africa demonstrating a focus and commitment for Radisson across the African Continent. Tasked with increasing the Group’s regional hotel portfolio, Erwan 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. 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 and Portuguese with good knowledge of Spanish. Erwan has a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Hotel Management School of Paris and a MBA in International Hospitality Management, AACSB-EQUIS accredited majoring in Corporate Finance and Development from Cornell University and ESSEC Group – IMHI.