Lionel Ohayon

CEO & Founder, ICRAVE, & Chief Creative Officer, Journey

Lionel Ohayon

Speaker Bio

For over 20 years, Lionel Ohayon, at the helm of ICRAVE, has been a leader in the hospitality design industry.  Driven by passion for reinvention, and how our physical and digital worlds intersect, Ohayon has continued to innovate and push forward to create new experiences that respond to the changing world around us.

Today, Ohayon’s work is characterized by connecting the dots between technology, design, and operations across many industries and experience platforms, ranging from the physical, to digital, to metaverse.

A board member of Fast Company’s Impact Council and on the advisory board for Hospitality Design, Ohayon is centered in conversations around the future of the design industry. Fascinated by how technology can influence physical spaces, Ohayon approaches every project with a desire to pioneer and create something new.

Ohayon is an active investor in many tech and hospitality ventures. Founder of The One Group, Ohayon has been an instrumental visionary in global high-end hospitality. Seeking ways to elevate gameday experiences, Ohayon is an early investor in SeatServe: an in-seat delivery solution for stadiums & venues.

Known for his commitment to cultural organizations, Ohayon has served on the board for the Jewish National Fund, as well as Performance Space New York (formerly PS122). Ohayon lives in Miami with his wife and three children.