Lourie Kruger is Senior Vice President, Treasury and M&A at Kingdom Hotel Investments, a leading international hotel and real estate investment company with a portfolio of hotel properties and industry-leading operators in upscale, upper-upscale and luxury market segment. Lourie has 15 years banking, real estate and hospitality investment experience across 35 countries ranging from Asia and the Middle East to Africa and Europe. He started his career with Standard Bank in South Africa where he was co-founder of the African Real Estate team, a unit responsible for all the banks’ activities across Africa (excl. South Africa) in the commercial property arena. For the past 8 years Lourie has held responsibilities in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Treasury and Corporate Finance functions of Kingdom. Lourie holds various professional qualifications as well as degrees in Computer Science, Monetary Economics and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the London Business School. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.