Speaker Profile

Eugenie Dronneau

Business Development Manager, The Cutting Edge Agency

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Having grown up in a family that owned and operated restaurants and bars in France (and being French, of course) Egenie's love and passion for food is palpable. Following a career as a professional show-jumper, Eugenie moved to Spain in 2000 and entrenched herself in the hospitality sector. She relocated to the Middle East in 2009 and joined The Cutting Edge Agency after a stint at a real estate development company where she started and headed up the retail development arm.

Eugenie boasts impressive and extensive regional F&B experience and her contact list is covetable to say the least. While Eugenie is regularly in touch with celebrity chefs as well as well-known, high-end F&B brands - helping them bring their expansion plans to life - she is also in contact with developers, owners, investors and hotels across the Middle Eas in order to assist with the conceptualisation, implementation, integration and management of their F&B concepts, transforming ideas into thriving businesses.

Eugenie is fluent in French, SPanish and English and approached her work with a distinctly upbeat attitude, favouring out-of-the-cake-box thinking when it comes to conceptualisation. Egenie thrives on attention to detail and thanks to her passion for unearthing extraordinary opportunities in specialised F&B segments she is able to cpitalise on gaps in the market, offering fresh and assorted opportunities and concepts.