Management Team

The foundation of our Group’s growth has been the investment in our personnel, bringing dynamic, creative, dedicated, highly educated and ambitious individuals on board to carry the business forward. Our 5,235 employees are from – both genders, at least 18 different nationalities, and various age groups.

Abdelhamid Abouyoussef

Managing Partner


A tourism entrepreneur who started his career in design and installation of hotel electro-mechanical systems moving on to Project Management and Owner’s Representation until 2004, when he founded his first company – Shores Hotels. With the growth of Shores, Mr. Abouyoussef pursued Hotel Development with three hotels in three different destinations across Egypt. In addition to his role in Orascom Development, Mr. Abouyoussef is a board member of six tourism related companies. He is a holder of a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a M.Sc. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a commission member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Emile Badir

Chief Financial Officer


A CPA and CIA holder, Emile Badir started his career working at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.  His hotel-affiliation began in 2009, when he joined Tropitel Egypt as Assistant Vice Chairman and Board Member of seven companies that owns and operates hotels in various destinations across Egypt.

Iman Sakr

Vice President Procurement


Iman Sakr is a holder of a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cairo University in Egypt, and a project Management diploma from the American University in Cairo. She is also a board member of the Egyptian Hotels Association Red Sea (EHA).  Mrs. Sakr has worked for Orascom in various corporate roles since 1992 .In her current position, Mrs. Sakr is in charge of the Egyptian and international procurement operation of the hotel division for both the developing and the operating. Highly focused on the work -up to date – techniques, art of quality and value.

Jens Freise

Vice President Marketing & Sales


Jens, started his career over 18 years ago working for various hotel management companies in different countries, among them Kempinski and HMS International. Combining global market exposure and innate communication skills, he co-ordinates sales, digital distribution, revenue management, marketing and public relation activities of the group.

Joachim Schmitt

Vice President Hotel Operations


Responsible for all operational aspects of the OHM portfolio, Joachim oversees Rooms Division, F&B and HR functions in all hotels. Previous to his engagement with Orascom, he worked in Germany, Australia, Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, China and Egypt with international hotel companies such as Kempinski, Intercontinental, Oberoi and Four Seasons.

Thomas Zielke

Vice President Development


Thomas Zielke oversees hotel product development, from concept creation, design & development to refurbishments and maintenance schedules. He holds a degree from Cornell University and looks back on a 35 year international career holding management positions in Germany, Mauritius and Latvia for Maritim and HMS International. Prior to joining Orascom, Mr. Zielke served in various corporate functions and spent extended time in China developing and opening 5-star hotel properties.