Mr. Koc most recently spearheaded Kempinski’s India, Middle East & Africa commercial operations with annual revenues crossing EUR 420 million. With 9 hotel openings in 5 years in diverse markets, he is an expert at launching new properties with excellent performance achievements as well as re-branding existing hotels. Prior to Kempinski Hotels, Mr. Koc held senior positions at Jumeirah including sales and marketing leadership of the company’s iconic hotels such as Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Mr. Koc also gained huge experience in marketing, sales, as well as revenue and distribution during his 15 years tenure with Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International in various parts of the world. A passionate hotelier and traveller himself Mr. Koc is regarded highly in the industry by peers.
Mr. Koc is a partner at River Rock Hotels & Resorts (www.riverrockhotels.com) – region’s most dynamic new hotel management company – has several resorts under its management in Egypt (3), Turkey (1) with an impressive pipeline of 19 hotels under development and re-branding. A company that encompasses marketing, entertainment and food & beverage firms under its umbrella that compliments its hotel management solutions that is welcomed by owners and investors across the region.