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Alison Grinnell

RAK Hospitality Holding LLC


Alison has over 20 years of experience working with the hospitality industry; extensively travelled, she has worked in over 30 countries covering Europe, United States and Middle East/Africa.

Alison comes from a strong fiancial background, with a BSc in Economics and an ACA Chartered Accountancy Qualifiation. She started her career with Andersen in the UK and US, moving to PwC in 2001.

Alison moved to the Middle East from PwC in London to help establish and develop PwC’s Middle East Hospitality and Leisure practice into a leader in its fild. Her roles were initially as Middle East Hotels Lead, and ultimately as the Middle East Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure Leader.

Alison joined RAK Hospitality Holding as CFO overseeing the Finance and Treasury functions of the group as well the Finance & Business Support cluster whilst also supporting the advisory arm of the group, RAK Hospitality Asset Management LLC.

Alison was promoted to CEO effctive 1st of August 2019.