Manhattan-native Christopher Jannou is an award-winning hospitality entrepreneur, investor and author. His group invests in a range of development sectors including media, hospitality and commercial property development throughout Africa.
The group includes The Urban Hotel Group, a pan-African rollout of a value chain of business hotels and corporate residences; flexible work solutions providers Urban Office and Urban HQ; and Jannou Afrique, a developer of retail shopping centers and other commercial real estate.
Jannou’s first book ‘The Internationalist: Globalization, the Age of Information and the Developing World Ascent’ (available on Amazon) is a sweeping look at the next surge of human and economic development as technology, globalization and demographics become defining forces. He regularly speaks at universities and conferences on themes related to technology and the New Economy, topics covered extensively in his book. Jannou and his young family reside between New York and Africa.