Minor Hotels has appointed Ramine Behnam as Vice-President Development for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Behnam's 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. Prior to joining Minor Hotels, Behnam was Director of Development with Starwood Hotels and subsequently Marriott International – Middle East & Africa, in Dubai. He holds Bachelor's degrees in International Tourism Development and Hospitality Management from Vatel International Business School. Behnam is also a graduate of the Marriott International EMEA management programme. He will be responsible for continuing to drive strategic growth for Minor Hotels in key destinations across EMEA.