Global Restaurant Investment Forum

19-21 September 2022 | Madinat Jumeirah Dubai

19-21 September 2022 | Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

GRIF 2021 Advisory Board

The advisory board has been carefully selected from our attendees, speakers and sponsors. It is their role to help build the agenda and put forward the issues that are pertinent to the industry. Advisory boards are held in London and Dubai to capture the global reach of this event.

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder & Managing Director, Whissle Hospitality

Tom Arnel

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Bull & Roo Hospitality & Investments

Mert Askin

President of Food & Beverage, Azadea Group

Peter Backman

Principal, Peter Backman

Emma Banks

VP Food & Beverage Strategy & Development EMEA, Hilton

Mario C. Bauer

Co-Founder & CEO, Love & Food Restaurant Holding; Proud owner of Vapiano Brand

Lynne Bellinger

Director of Food & Beverage Development, Marriott International

Stefan Breg

Group Strategy Director, KEANE

Paul Campbell

Founder, Hill Capital Partners

Ravi Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, Liwa Minor

Dan Clayton

Director, PPS Addison Hospitality

Sami Daud

Managing Director, Daud Group

Fay Economides

Executive Managing Director, M Management Company

Yasha Estraikh

Associate Partner, Piper Private Equity

Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

Samer Hamadeh

Creator, Akiba Dori

Ryan Hattingh

Partner, Atelier EPJ

Troy Hickox

Head of Hotels & Lifestyle Development, Galaxy Entertainment Group

Andy Holman

CEO, Eathos Ltd

Michael Ingemann

Executive Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding; Director, Melting Pot Foundation

Christopher Jones

President Franchise & Concession AmRest

George Kunnappally

Managing Director, Nando's

Naim Maadad

Chief Executive & Founder, Gates Hospitality; Board Member, Dubai Restaurant Group

Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

Harry McKinley

Writer, Editor and Hospitality Consultant

Ian Millar

Manager of Inst. of Business Creativity & Senior Lecturer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Chris Miller

Founder, White Rabbit Fund

Andrew Morrow

Director of Operations, The Firmament

Aaron Noveshen

President and Founder , The Culinary Edge

Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO, KRUSH Brands

Heleri Rande

Hospitality Strategist, Writer, Speaker, Presenter, Supper Magazine

Tyrone Reid

Chief Executive Officer, Alabbar Enterprises

Robin Rowland OBE

Operating Partner, TriSpan

Rohit Sachdev

Chief Executive Officer, Soho Hospitality

Sven Sallaerts

Co-Founder, Younique Concepts

Martin Sherwood

Senior Development Director, Kin Capital

Natasha Sideris

Managing Executive, Founder and Creative Director, tashas

Ron Simpson

Founder, The Avocado Show

David Singleton

Partner, Socius Group

Stasha Toncev

Chief Soulkitchen Officer, 21grams | Urban Balkan Bistro

Samantha Wood

Publisher, Editor & Consultant, FooDiva

Georgina Woollams

Founder & Managing Director, Katch International