Jean-Claude McMenamin is Cluster General Manager for Pearlsun Hotels and Resorts and leads Sea Cliff Resort and Spa Zanzibar and Hotel White Sands – The Beach Resort, Dar es Salaam; two of Tanzania’s top resort hotels, he joined the company in March 2014.
Prior to that he worked for Protea Hotels for 16 years – his last 2 year post, being General Manager of their flagship 5 star, African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel in Johannesburg. Earlier posts include 4 and 3 years respectively, in Malawi and Nigeria. Through his career he has won numerous leadership awards being awarded company General Manager for the Africa Region in 2007 and 2009.
He is currently completing his dissertation for his MBA, specializing in Entrepreneurship. He has a keen interest in leadership studies, and has completed various leadership courses through Heriot-Watt University’s – Edinburgh Business School, and an extensive 2 week Executive Leadership Program at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.
Jean-Claude is extremely passionate about the opportunities the continent has to offer and embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of Africa. He has a hands on approach to leadership and firmly believes that humility and flexibility are pillars to success.