Travel and leisure investment expert in hotel real estate, management companies, and hospitality-related technology companies. Former SVP of Acquisitions & Development for Kuwait's Kharafi Group; Director of Acquisitions for Stein Group, the leading pan-European small luxury hotel company that grew to 23 hotels across 7 countries; and Advisory Board Member of the International Hotel Investment Forum, the world's largest hotel investment forum. Advised institutional and private investors on 50+ transactions totalling $3BN across 20 countries worldwide in a principal, operating, and advisory capacity. Deal origination, structuring, due diligence and financing for and on behalf of private equity funds, hotel operators, HNWIs, entrepreneurs, family offices, developers, and real estate funds. Also advised foreign governments on FDI in the sector. Prior VC experience in TMT including raising and managing $100m equity in early stage companies in US and Europe.