Based in Dubai, Ramsay looks after the Group’s strategic growth across Africa & Turkey and previously led all efforts across the Middle East. With a team based in Dubai and Cape Town, he directly reports 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 into the top 10 ranks in the 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.