Moussa has a background in business development and social media and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Airbnb has appointed Hadi Moussa as general manager for northern Europe – including the Nordic countries, the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands – taking over the role from James McClure who left earlier this summer.
Moussa will be responsible for overseeing local markets across northern Europe, having joined the company in May 2015, formerly as general manager for the Middle East and Africa and head of EMEA business development.
He was previously at Facebook where he worked on strategy and business development across the EMEA region and led mobile partnerships in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
Prior to his role at Facebook, he worked at McKinsey & Company focusing on telecommunications, media and technology practice.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MSc in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, before which he studied in Beirut.
End-to-end travel platform
In his new role, Moussa will be “helping to create opportunities for Airbnb to grow into a fully end-to-end travel platform that offers magical trips to everyone”.
He will prioritise sustainable growth across the Airbnb community, building relationships with governments and stakeholders in the region.
“There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of Airbnb,” he said. “Hosts have revolutionised the accommodation industry, now they are transforming every part of the travel experience, from the experiences people have, the people they meet and the memories they make.”