Industry Update
Appointment21 September 2020

Francis Msengeti

Promoted General Manager
At Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa , Kenya

Francis Msengeti

Msengeti is experienced in the local hospitality industry, his career spanning over 20 years,14 of which have been with Sarova Hotels.

While at Sarova, Msengeti has held various positions including Lodge Manager - Sarova Shaba Game Lodge and Sarova Mara Game Camp.

He has also served as operations manager - Sarova Panafric and Sarova Stanley Hotels. In 2018, he was transferred to head the operations in Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa.

He holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from Kenya Utalii College and a Bachelor's Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from United States International University (USIU).

He also attended the Cornell University General Managers Program in 2019.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Francis Msengeti (Class of 2019) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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