Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Middle East & Africa
Olivier Granet is the Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Middle East since January 2016. In January 2017 he took also the responsibility of Africa. He oversees the overall AccorHotels’ diverse portfolio of internationally renowned luxury, upscale, midscale and economy hotels in these regions, and is responsible for the development of the AccorHotels network in the Middle East and Africa. This includes more than 178 operational hotels with over 40,000 rooms across twenty-eight countries, and more than 160 properties under development that will bring over 37,000 additional rooms.
Olivier’s previous role was Senior Vice President of Development at AccorHotels Middle East. Since he moved to Dubai in 2011, Olivier oversaw the signing of over 90 new partnership agreements across the region; reaching a rate of one new signature every two weeks.
He is a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry, having joined AccorHotels in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer for Central Europe, based in Budapest. Moving to Paris in 2002, Olivier was appointed Vice President, Corporate Finance, in charge of integrating the German hotel chain Dorint and developing synergies with Club Méditerranée and Groupe Lucien Barrière. He served as AccorHotels’ Executive Committee General Secretary in 2006, and Chief Financial Officer for Accor Services in 2007 and 2008. Olivier took on the role of Senior Vice President, Strategy in 2009, before moving to Dubai two years later to head up AccorHotels’ regional Development team in the Middle East.
Prior to joining AccorHotels, Olivier worked with Deloitte & Touche for ten years, initially as an auditor and later as a Manager in the Corporate Finance Department, holding positions in France and abroad.
He has a degree from the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (Sciences-Po Grenoble) and an MBA from ESSEC Business School in Paris.