Strategy Director, KSA & Group
Stefan is Group Strategy Director at Keane providing the lead on strategic F&B consulting, master planning and concept development for Keane’s studios In London, Dubai, Bangkok and Jeddah. He was previously F&B Senior Director at Marriott for Middle East & Africa based in Dubai; with over 1200 F&B venues and $1 billion + revenue.
Stefan has over 300 F&B concepts to his name and brought brands such as Buddha Bar, Hakkasan, Pierre Gagnaire and Embassy to the ME. His previous positions include 10 years as founder/CEO of TRIBE: one of the most successful F&B strategies houses in the Middle East with extensive work on malls such as Mall of the Emirates and Yas Mall.
He has also worked with IHG in SE Asia, Hilton (Europe) and E&Y Consulting. He is a regular speaker on industry trends, a Visiting Professor at Emirates Academy and was recently voted no4 in the Middle East on the Power List by Hotelier magazine.