Chief Executive Officer
Twenty-four years working experience in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Joined Marriott Hotels in 1998 working across the Africa region. In March 2014, accepted the role of Cluster General Manager with the Sea Cliff Group in Tanzania based between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, investing over four years in growing the company. Currently Group Managing Director for the Friedkin Tanzanian Companies, occupying the role since February 2019 leading a portfolio of eight companies. Eighteen years executive experience leading some of the Africa’s finest hotel, lodge and eco-tourism conservation organisations. Interacting with high profile, ultra-high net worth individuals, including heads of state, fortune 500 CEO’s and celebrities. Consistent high performer delivering value to all stakeholders, spanning a stable career with three companies over twenty-four years. Lived and worked in South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi and Tanzania and also taking on various work assignments in Dubai, China, Botswana, U.S.A. and the U.K
Ker & Downey Safaris Tanzania Limited
Ker & Downey is a leading travel design company dedicated to crafting individually-inspired travel experiences. We engage our clients through personal discussion, applying our incomparable expertise to create journeys that become a unique reflection of the individual traveler. Our passion for excellence ensures every journey will be seamless and worry-free, enabling the traveler to discover, be inspired, and come to know the culture of a destination.