Aleph hires spearhead for Middle East and African growth

Dubai-based independent hospitality management company, Aleph Hospitality, has appointed an executive to grow the company’s hotel portfolio in the Middle East and Africa.

Ahmad Yousry Elbeheiry has joined the firm as development director to lead its regional expansion. 

Sourcing new projects

In the coming months, Elbeheiry’s primary focus will be on Egypt and Saudi Arabia to support the growing demand for independent hotel management in these countries.

From sourcing new projects for appropriate properties and franchises to contract negotiations, he will also be in charge of developing and nurturing relationships with our existing and future partners.

In-depth knowledge

Elbeheiry has 17 years’ experience in hospitality and consulting, most recently at HVS Middle East & Africa and Colliers International MENA, and has in-depth knowledge of business development, asset management, hotels consulting and valuations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and hotels management from IMI in Egypt and a management certificate in business administration and management from the American University in Cairo.

Perfect match

Bani Haddad, founder and MD of Aleph Hospitality, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Ahmad to our executive team in Dubai.

“With the combination of both hospitality and consulting experience, he is the perfect match for this new development role to support our growing portfolio in the region.”

Already underway

Regional projects already on the slate for Aleph include Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia, a 111-key site opening in Q4 2023 in Liberia, and a double development arriving in the Rwandan capital in Q1 2025 in the form of the 200-room MGallery Kigali and the 58-room Century Park Hotel and Residences Kigali.

More immediate openings comprise The Pelican Hotel Apartments, a 134-room site heading to Ghana’s capital, Accra, and the 70-key Kertel Suites planned for Democratic Republic of the Congo’s governmental seat, Kinshasa.