Partner, Strategic Advisor and Coach
David has worked in the hospitality and retail industry in the USA, EMEA and South Asia as a brand builder, creator, operator, franchisee, franchisor and advisor for some of the world’s best known and respected brands including Hard Rock Cafe, Armani Caffe, Caffè Nero, Magnolia Bakery, Bloomingdales, Mercedes Benz (Russia), Anheuser-Busch InBev.
In addition to his role as partner, strategic advisor with Dubai based Socius Group he is a Non-Executive Director of EIGHTClouds, a Private Equity venture focusing on consumer and F&B brands from the UAE. He is also a Director with the British Business Group Dubai and the Northern Emirates, advisor with the Henka Institute experts in transformational coaching and a proud co-founder of MERA the Middle East Restaurant Association and an equally proud member of GRIF’s Advisory Board.
David also moderates, speaks, writes, advises and mentors across the hospitality and services sectors, globally from Dubai.