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Jean-Baptiste Recher

Regional Vice-President Development Luxury Brand Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Accor

As RVP Development Luxury Brands MEAT, Jean-Baptiste oversees the development activities of the Accor Group in over 75 countries for Accor luxury, ultra luxury and resort brands including Orient Express, Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Emblems, MGallery and Mantis. He has been instrumental in driving the Group’s organic growth over the last nine years, in particular in Qatar, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Jean-Baptiste’s wealth of experience spans over a decade within leading companies including Marriott and JLL. His senior leadership roles covered several disciplines from real estate advisory, and feasibility studies to asset management and operation across France, the United Kingdom and the Middle East and Africa region.

In his previous role, Jean-Baptiste worked for JLL, a leading real estate advisory firm. In this key leadership role, he was responsible for conducting market research, financial modelling, feasibility studies, asset valuation and operator selection.

Jean-Baptiste has an MBA in International Hospitality Management from ESSEC Business School, Paris, France as well as a Masters of Hotel and Tourism Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.