Minor Hotels has appointed Ramine Behnam as vice president development – Europe, Middle East & Africa. Ramine’s prominent career in hospitality development, operations, consulting and asset management includes senior roles with JLL Middle East & Africa in Dubai and the M.A. Kharafi Group in development, acquisitions and asset management, based out of Cairo.

Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Ramine was director of development with Starwood Hotels and Marriott International – Middle East & Africa, in Dubai. Ramine will be responsible for driving strategic growth for Minor Hotels in key destinations across Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Commenting on the appointment, James Kaplan, senior vice president development, says, “We are delighted to welcome Ramine on board and look forward to working together, driving Minor Hotels’ growth in key destinations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. With over ten years of hospitality management and business development under his belt, Ramine brings a wealth of experience to the role and is a great asset to the company.”