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.

Stuart Leven

Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Hotels Management (OHM)


Stuart Leven joined Orascom Development as Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Hotels Management (OHM) in September 2023. In his new role, Stuart leads the transformation and expansion of Orascom Development’s hotel business comprised of more than 30 hotels and over 7,000 rooms in Egypt, Montenegro, Oman, Switzerland the UAE. Whether at our distinct standalone properties or renowned international brands including The Chedi, Movenpick, Radisson, Rotana, Sheraton and Steigenberger, our focus is on delivering an outstanding guest experience and we are evolving to meet the future needs of guests, trade partners and employees. He is also a vital member of Orascom Development’s global Executive Committee, reporting directly into Group CEO Omar El Hamamsy. Leven has substantial experience in the hospitality industry. His decade of experience working with a wide variety of hotel brands culminated in the role of Vice President of Commercial for UK and Ireland at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Notably, he also has extensive experience in the airline and cruise industry, including Vice President EMEA for Royal Caribbean Group.

Joachim Schmitt

Chief Operating 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.

Beat Fornaro

Chief Officer Brand Development and Performance Management