Nour-Dean Anakar, C.H.A.

Director, International Business Development
858.519.3252 (ph)
858.717.2417 (c)




Nour–Dean joins McKinney with 28 years of experience and a successful track record in leading the development and management of top ranked gaming and hospitality operations in United States, Europe, and Latin America. Nour-Dean contributes a high level of international collaboration to the entire McKinney team. His expertise and global connections allows the McKinney team to reach additional opportunities and assist our clients on an international platform. His services and successes include: identify not only the right international country to host your enterprise but the unique opportunity in that country to take advantage of. All areas of development are equally if not essentially important on an international basis. Nour-Dean has developed market studies, feasibility studies, and financial structures; in addition to having the diplomatic expertise with foreign governments to ensure the project both commences and finishes successfully.

Nour-Dean is fluent in Spanish, Arabic, French, and English.

Service Specialization

  • Gaming & Hospitality
  • International Developments
  • Executive Management
  • Finance & Operations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Raising Capital
  • Board & Advisory

Select Value-Add Transactions

  • Developed & Managed Hilton International Gaming & Hospitality Properties throughout South America
  • Developed & Operated Hotels and Resorts and Restaurants & Clubs nationwide in the USA
  • Developed & Financed & Operated Gaming Operations in the United States, Europe, and Mexico

Professional Development Organizations

  • Global Gaming Association – Member
  • World Lottery Association – Certified Member
  • American Hotel Association – Certified Member
  • Public Gaming Institution – Member
  • CIBELAE – Certified Member

Causes and Nonprofit Involvement

  • The International Cancer Foundation
  • Home-Start
  • The Eve Branson Foundation
  • Los Ninos Foundation
  • The American Legion Foundation
  • Co-Founder Rancho Santa Fe Soccer Association
  • Founder Duke University Karate Club
  • Co-Founder University of Houston Karate Club
  • Co-Founder San Diego Polo Club


Soccer, Martial Arts, Boxing, and Polo


C.H.A., Hotel and Resort Management, University of Houston Conrad Hilton College, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Management Science, Duke University