Mike Collini has been Vice President Development, Sub-Saharan Africa, since January 2017. Based in Cape Town, Collini is responsible for driving Hilton’s development activity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
His priority is the implementation of Hilton’s ambitious expansion strategy and the rollout of Hilton’s portfolio of brands in the region.
Prior to his current role, Collini was Hilton’s Vice President Development for Turkey, Russia & Eastern Europe. Based in Istanbul, he was responsible for launching Hilton’s presence in a number of new markets. This included the debut of Doubletree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn & Hampton by Hilton in Turkey and Russia. Furthermore, he was responsible for establishing Hilton’s presence in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan & Ukraine.
During a Hilton career spanning twenty years, Collini has held a number of roles where he has been responsible for overseeing major capital expenditure projects, asset management, acquisitions, disposals and technical support.
Collini is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and has a Master’s degree in Property Business and Management and a BSc Degree (Hons.) in Quantity Surveying.