Speaker Profile

Naveed Dowlatshahi

Vice President - Food & Beverage, City of Arabia, Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group

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Naveed is a veteran to the F&B scene in the UAE.  

Born and educated in the UK Naveed started his career in the automotive industry and later progressed into retail and has been working in the F&B industry for the majority of his 23+ years of working history.

From the beginning Naveed has been fascinated with food and the daily challenges that the restaurant scene brings and this is what has fueled his passion for the industry.

Since moving to Dubai in 2004 Naveed has worked in senior executive roles for prestigious companies such as Gourmet Gulf Company, Dubai Holding, BinHendi Enterprises, The Landmark Group and most recently Naveed has been working with the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group at City of Arabia where he spearheaded the master planning and development of 17 non-branded restaurants, 12 food carts, staff canteen feeding over 1,600 meals a day and a 25,000 sq. ft. central commissary at the IMG Worlds of Adventure Theme Park.