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Toufic Akl

Partner, Operations , Hodema Consulting Services

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Toufic Akl joined Hodema in November 2011 as a Consultant then was promoted to Senior Consultant & Offshore Manager. Today, he is a Partner at Hodema handling operations and heading a team of consultants in charge of Hodema projects inside and outside Lebanon. Toufic has over 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry, during which he has held top managerial positions in renowned hospitality related institutions – Operations Manager of six Food & Beverage brands at the Hospitality Development Company in Qatar and Outlets Manager at the InterContinental Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Toufic has also worked as the Operations Manager of several Food & Beverage brands in Lebanon and abroad, with Boubess Group. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for opening over 30 restaurants, as well as designing kitchens and central kitchens for F&B groups. Toufic has also served the Lebanese Army as the Food & Beverage Controller of Yarzeh Officers Club restaurant.  He holds a Bachelors degree in Advanced Studies in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.