• Damien Rizzi

    Hotels ME


    With a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the Lausanne Hotel School and a MBA from INSEAD, Damien Rizzi has 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.

    Damien Rizzi is a well rounded hospitality executives who has worked in operations, development and consultancy. He has been exposed in excess of 30,000 keys in 15 countries for all ownership types, from high net worth individuals to sovereign or pension funds.

    Since joining Voltere, Damien oversees the hospitality asset management practice, with a focus in Middle East, Africa and Asia. His specialties are strategic asset management,, hospitality preopening, portfolio positioning and business modeling as well as management contract negotiation.

    Professional career:

    •Since 2021: Voltere by Egis (UAE)

    •2018 – 2021: Drees & Sommer Gulf  (UAE)

    •2015 – 2018: Colliers International MENA (UAE)

    •2013 – 2014: Meraas (UAE)

    •2008 – 2013: Thomas Klein International (UAE) 

    •2005 – 2008: Yellowstone Club (France/USA)

    •2002 – 2005: Hotel El Faro (Mexico)