Director of Construction & Development -Global Hospitality Drees & Sommer
has extensive knowledge and experience in construction and development
industries within Dubai, South Africa, various African Countries and certain
Indian Ocean Countries. He has held directorship positions with Grinaker South
Africa and various other companies, including listed companies
on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. As General
Manager of Grinaker Infrastructure Development in Johannesburg his role
included negotiating with Parliamentary Ministers on many Public Private
Partnership initiatives, including toll roads, airport privatizations and
infrastructure development. He lectured at the University of Cape Town's
Postgraduate programme, held the position of General Manager for the
prestigious Al Rostamani Group in Dubai and held the position of President for
IFA Hotels & Resorts Africa and Indian Ocean, and the Chief Operating
Officer for Emerald Palace Group in Dubai.
Wessel’s extensive experience includes all
facets of development, from concept to completion, including strategic
planning, developing strategies and objectives for all new projects. His
strengths lie with the ability to recognize potential development within
countries, contract negotiation, value engineering on all aspects of a project,
golf course design knowledge, resort master planning and managing the various
assets held by the company. Wessel's
in-depth knowledge also greatly assists with internal hotel operations and the
management of the hotel and resort assets, including his contract negotiation
with various international hotel
Wessel’s focus within Global Property
Corporation has been consulting and managing the Project and Development
Management process for various prominent firms within the MENA region. This process includes Design Development, Construction
Management & Project Management Services.
Wessel has successfully managed these projects by offering a fully
comprehensive Development Management process, which is customized to suit the
requirements of each individual client.
This process offers strategic guidance and full management of the entire
development process – as such, GPC offered a professional, fully comprehensive
and effective management solution for Project and Development services.
key responsibility with Drees & Sommer will be to lead and assist the
hospitality team, thus extending the Drees & Sommer Hospitality services
within these development and construction disciplines.