Mr. Olivier Harnisch has been Chief Executive Officer at Emaar Hospitality Group LLC since December 13, 2016. Mr. Harnisch served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of The Rezidor Hotel Group since January 1, 2013 until December 2016. He headed Rezidor’s optimized, decentralized operational organization comprising the areas Nordics, Eastern Europe & Russia, Western Europe & North Africa, Central Europe, UK & Ireland and Middle East & sub-Saharan Africa under the leadership of Area Vice President. He served as Vice President of Northern and Central Europe at Hilton Worldwide Since February 2008. He began his career within the hospitality business in flagships such as St. Regis New York and Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. He joined Hilton in March 1999 as Director of Operations at Hilton Dresden. He afterwards served as General Manager of Hilton Madagascar and Hilton Zurich & Hilton Apart Hotel; and Cluster General Manager of Hilton Munich Park & Hilton Munich City. He attended further senior management courses at New York University, USA; Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; and University of Hagen, Germany. Mr. Harnisch holds a Master of Science in Organizational Behaviour of University of London; a Master of Business Administration of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh; and a Degree in Hospitality Management of Berlin School of Hotel Administration.