Speaker Profile

Nick Schapira

International Strategy & Development Director, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

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Nicholas has spent the past 10 years working in business and concept development for companies in the retail and restaurant industries. During this time he has set up and developed the international strategy and platform for Richard Branson’s Virgin Vie At Home, driving the brand expansion from the UK into international markets. This was followed by move to the Jamie Oliver Group in 2007 where he moved in to a concept and development role, and helped to develop concepts with Jamie Oliver such as Recipease and Jme. Nicholas’s focus was in the strategy and planning of new business venture. Later in 2011 Nicholas moved within the Jamie Oliver Group to Jamie’s Italian International as International Business Development Director, where he has spent the past 5 years continuing to develop and take the Jamie’s Italian restaurant brand internationally into new markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey China, Canada, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia and India. He has also been charged with the international development of further Jamie Oliver restaurant concepts such as Barbecoa and Jamie’s Deli.