Olivier is Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Kasada Capital Management. Kasada is an independent real estate private equity platform dedicated to hospitality in Sub-Saharan Africa, advised by Kasada Capital Management part of the Kasada group. The firm was launched with the backing of Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, and Accor, a world leading hospitality group.
In April 2019, the Kasada group closed on its maiden fund, Kasada Hospitality Fund L.P (registered in Mauritius), with equity commitments of over USD500 million. Kasada is currently the most active investor in the hospitality industry in Sub-Saharan Africa with a current portfolio of 18 hotels representing close to 3,000 keys since its first acquisition in January 2021.
In his last position as CEO of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa, he was responsible for the management of a portfolio of over 200 hotels consisting of 50,000 rooms across over 30 countries and representing 30,000 employees. He joined the Middle East team in 2011 when the Group had 40 hotels in the region. He has extensive hospitality industry experience gained over +20 years at Accor.
Before joining Accor, he spent 10 years within Deloitte’s Audit and Corporate Finance practice.
Olivier has a BA from Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po Grenoble) and an executive MBA from ESSEC Business School.
Olivier is French and speaks English & French.