Patrick Smith, Senior Vice President – Asset Management. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Patrick is a pivotal founding member of the company, joining IFA Hotels & Resorts in 2004 supporting the company’s international expansion, before heading the Middle East Development team, and then subsequently joining IFA Hotel Investments in 2010. Since moving across to IFAHI, Patrick has been an integral part of the company’s creation, initially part of the Asset Management team, before setting up IFA Residential Services, and subsequently restructuring the IFAHI Group into its current six business divisions. Patrick leads the operational and strategic direction of the Group in support of the Company’s CEO. Prior to joining IFA, Patrick was Schooled via The Savoy Group's Management Training Programme in London with five additional years hotel consulting with PKF and HVS International.