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



A tourism entrepreneur with a passion for hotel and real estate development. His career started in design and installation of hotel electro-mechanical systems, then moved on to project management, until he founded his first company in 2004 focusing on hotel management. Over the following decade, his portfolio grew to 6 hotels of approximately 1600 rooms, a real estate development project, a hotel management software startup, and a leading travel agency. In 2013, Abouyoussef made a joint venture with Orascom Development Group to create its internal hotel asset management arm, focusing on hotel operations as well as domestic and international expansions. He is a commission member of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as well as an ocean sailor and rally driver. Abouyoussef holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo and a M.Sc. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Joachim Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer


Joachim is responsible for the executive management of the Group’s 34 hotels across 6 destinations, ensuring the implementation of Board strategy and policies. Previous to his 8 years with Orascom with, he worked in Germany, Australia, Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, China and Egypt with international hotel companies such as Kempinski, Intercontinental, Oberoi and Four Seasons.

Jens Freise

Chief Commercial Officer


Jens, started his career over 20 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 manages sales, digital distribution, revenue management, marketing and public relation activities of the group.

Saleh Ashmawy

Chief Financial Officer


Saleh started his career over 16 years ago working for various well-known audit firms among them KPMG. He joined Orascom Development in 2012 as Head of Consolidation managing multiple areas of finance and supervising all group finance and critical accounting treatments. In 2017, he was appointed as the CFO of OHM. His current responsibilities include monitoring and direct the implementation of strategic business plans, budget in term of the profitability and cash flow, maintaining and building treasury/banking relationships. Saleh holds a high diploma in finance and auditing from Cairo university and he is a member of ESAA,EST.