Stefan is Group Strategy Director at Keane (www.keanebrands.com) providing the lead on strategic F&B consulting and masterplanning for Keane’s studios In London, Dubai, Bangkok and Miami. 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, extensive experience in the Kingdom and brought brands such as Buddha B, 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 strategy 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 voted no4 in the Middle East on the Restaurant Franchise Power list for Caterer/Hotelier magazine recently.