Global Restaurant Investment Forum

20 - 21 September 2021 | GRIF x AHIC

20 - 21 September 2021 | Dubai

Speaker Profile

Sami Daud

Managing Director, Daud Group

Sami Daud is the Founder and Chairman of Gourmet Gulf, a leading food and beverage (F&B) company within the Daud Group. Established in 2006 and headquartered in Dubai, Gourmet Gulf is now one of the top three F&B companies operating in the Middle East.

An astute businessman with an eye for top quality, dynamic and unexpected food and dining experiences, Sami has added franchises to the Gourmet Gulf portfolio from around the world. These include: YO! Sushi, California Pizza Kitchen, Hummingbird Bakery, Panda Express, Texas de Brazil, Azkadenya, and Todd English Food Hall.

Prior to Gourmet Gulf, Sami worked in a number of positions within the Daud Group, gaining experience in real estate, engineering, and F&B.

A graduate of Boston University, Sami earned a degree in International Business.