Kenya Tourism Federation Chairman Mohammed Hersi has joined the ARP Travel Group as Operations Director with immediate effect.
The ARP Travel Group includes such brand names like Pollmans’ Tours and Safaris in Kenya and Ranger Safaris in Tanzania but also has hotel interests through the Baobab Beach Resort and Spa, Kole Kole and Maridadi besides also owning the Taita Hills and Salt Lick Lodges which are managed by Sarova Hotels on their behalf.
Mohammed can look back at an illustrious career over decades now, including his position as General Manager of the Whitesands Hotel before he moved as CEO to Heritage Hotels. More recently was Mohammed then CEO of Sun Africa Hotels before he now joined the ARP Travel Group with their diverse portfolio of hotels, lodges and safari operations.
Mohammed is an Utalii graduate and holds an MBA from the Regent Business School in Durban. Before being elected as KTF Chair was Mohammed, also known as MH, a long serving Chair of the Mombasa and Coast Tourism Association which then became the Kenya Coast Tourist Association. He was also national chairman of Skal Kenya. Last but not least is Mohammed a certified corporate governance trainer accredited by the Centre for Corporate Governance in Kenya.
The ARP Board of Directors has welcomed Mohammed Hersi to the group in his new capacity and is looking forward to see MH help raise the company profile in the tourism industry of Eastern Africa through his wide network of contacts not just in Africa but across the globe.
This correspondent wishes Mohammed the very best of success in his new position which is based in Mombasa.